Gold Coast boy, 6, dies in hospital after horror toy accident

The heartbroken family of a young Gold Coast boy have said their final goodbyes after his life support was turned off.

According to a crowd-funding page, Deklan Babington-MacDonald’s life support was turned off on Friday, just days after his family received the devastating news he was “beyond recovery”.

“Deklan passed away on the 30th of April, at Queensland Children’s Hospital, surrounded by his closest family, extended family and some close friends of the family,” the post said.


“Please respect the families privacy and grief at this time. Any details of a memorial will be communicated when appropriate.

“They are reading the beautiful messages of support and love and appreciate all the kindness and donations.”

Deklan was found unresponsive at his Nerang home on Anzac Day following a horror accident involving a toy, believed to have been purchased from a Gold Coast theme park.

The six-year-old was rushed to the Queensland Children’s hospital in a critical condition, where he remained on life support until it was turned off on Friday.

Village Roadshow released a statement last week, confirming they had removed the toy in question from sale.

“The Village Roadshow Theme Parks family are distressed to learn about the tragic accident involving Deklan,’ the statement said.

“We need to understand the circumstances around what has occurred and will be fully cooperating with any investigation.

“As our number one priority is always health and safety, we have removed the toy in question from sale at this time.

“We will also be reaching out to Deklan’s family to offer support. We will not be making any further comment until all the facts are known.”

The fundraising page for Deklan’s family has raised almost $15,000.

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Would be good to identify the toy involved in order to prevent any other tragedies from happening.