A child has tragically died at a daycare center on Queensland’s Fraser Island Coast.
A young child of two years old passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday afternoon at the Maryborough Little Gems Childcare and Early Learning Centre, prompting the call for emergency medical services.
The police department issued a statement confirming that there was nothing suspicious about the circumstances.
According to reports, children who were at the centre at the time of the incident were sent home early on Wednesday, and the centre is scheduled to be closed on Thursday.
A mother who arrived to the centre about 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday to pick up her kid told the Courier Mail that the staff members inside were “absolutely besides themselves” as they tried to come to grips with the tragedy.
She expressed her feelings by saying, “I can’t help but feel tremendous pain for the parents.”
“Imagine dropping your child off at daycare and never seeing them again.”
A report will be compiled for the medical examiner to review.
The daycare centre has been asked for a statement about this matter.