Five-year-old boy dies a month after fall

The five-year-old boy who fell off a bridge at Gordon Bay Provincial Park this summer died in hospital as a result of his injuries, Lake Cowichan RCMP confirmed on Monday.

 

The five-year-old boy who fell off a bridge at Gordon Bay Provincial Park this summer died in hospital as a result of his injuries, Lake Cowichan RCMP confirmed on Monday.

Foul play is not suspected, and the BC Coroners Service now has control of the case.

The incident took place at about 6 p.m., Wednesday, August 17, at Gordon Bay Provincial Park, when the boy fell approximately 10 feet over the side of a bridge, sustaining severe injuries to the back of his head.

After being stabalized, the boy was flown by air ambulance to hospital in Vancouver, accompanied by his mother.

The Vancouver Police Department’s Special Investigation Section interviewed the mother at the hospital, as requested by the RCMP.

The boy was reportedly walking with his father and three-year-old sister at the time of the incident. The boy died in hospital Monday, September 19.

The family was visiting the area, and live in Metchosin, near Victoria.