A family member says a six-year-old boy is fighting for his life in an intensive care ward after playing with a “really dangerous” toy he bought from a Gold Coast theme park after a “terrible accident”.
Deklan Labington-McDonald was seriously injured on Anzac Day at his home in Nerang, on the Gold Coast following the accident after he bought a toy the previous week.
Before paramedics arrived, family members did CPR on the only child, Little Deklan, cousin Leah Williams, who organized a fundraising page to help the family.
Ms. Williams told NCA Newswire that he was in the intensive care unit at Queensland Children’s Hospital where he is on life support.
Ms. William said that doctors aren’t optimistic about his survival at the moment – the family is expecting a miracle.
We’re just shaken about this incident.
“It was a toy that was bought four days ago … it ended up being really dangerous and we got really angry but we couldn’t get our heads around it and couldn’t concentrate.”
She said the family was coming from the interstate to show their support.
“She loves the baby and affection of the family,” she said.
Mrs. Williams said the family wanted a police investigation.
Police have been contacted for comment.
Deklan’s aunt Katie MacDonald said the incident devastated her sister Lauren.
Caity wrote on Facebook, “We share this news with a heavy heart, but on Sunday my nephew Deklan was involved in a horrific accident that completely devastated my sister (her mother) and my family.
“Lauren would appreciate any donation that would focus on Bub and not about the cost of living.
“Please don’t message Lauren Babington at this point because you can imagine she doesn’t want to talk to anyone but family.”
The Gold Coast Bulletin reported that Deklan’s heart stopped beating for half an hour.
So far, more than $3,400 has been raised.