Baby dies after 'tragic accident' at Auckland's SkyCity

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NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Thu, 20 Jun 2019, 2:40PM
A spokeswoman for SkyCity Entertainment Group then told the Herald the incident took place on the premises but could not disclose further details.
A spokeswoman for SkyCity Entertainment Group then told the Herald the incident took place on the premises but could not disclose further details.

Baby dies after 'tragic accident' at Auckland's SkyCity

Author
NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Thu, 20 Jun 2019, 2:40PM

The baby girl who died in a "tragic accident" at Auckland's SkyCity had been on a family outing to the Sky Tower.

A SkyCity spokesman told the Herald: "This tragic accident occurred while the family were in the SkyCity carpark after returning from a visit to the Sky Tower, our hearts go out to the family."

It is understood that the baby was aged between 1 and 3 months and suffered fatal injuries but that no vehicles were involved.

Police confirmed the infant died last night after being transported by ambulance to Starship children's hospital.

A police spokeswoman confirmed the death was not a criminal matter and said it would be referred to the Coroner.

Yesterday, a St John spokesperson said they received a call about the incident in Auckland's CBD shortly after 4.20pm.

"We sent two ambulances and a manager. We treated one patient in a critical condition and transported them to Starship Hospital," the spokesperson said.

Police confirmed they assisted ambulance staff at 5.39pm.