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British girl died when father accidentally fell on her at New Zealand park

British girl, three, died when her father accidentally fell on her whereas making an attempt to leap off a roundabout at a playground in New Zealand

  • Amberlie Penninton-Foley, three, died final year close to Wellington, New Zealand 
  • She was taking part in with father Robert on a sort of roundabout when he fell over
  • Girl ended up underneath him as he fell, and he landed on her along with his entire weight 
  • Coroner this week dominated dying a ‘freak accident’ and despatched condolences to household 

By Chris Pleasance for MailOnline

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A British girl died in a freak accident when her father fell off a chunk of playground gear and landed on her in New Zealand. 

Amberlie Pennington-Foley, three, died of brain and spinal chord accidents following the accident at a park in Upper Hutt, a metropolis close to Wellington, on August 27 final year.

The girl had been taking part in with dad Robert – who moved from the UK to New Zealand with spouse Emma in 2011 – in a park round 10am when tragedy struck.

A coroner’s report issued this week mentioned the pair had been taking part in on a chunk of kit referred to as the Supernova Ring – a rotating plastic ring suspended off the bottom – when the accident occurred.  

Amberlie Pennington-Foley, three, died in August final year after father Robert fell on her whereas the pair performed at a park in New Zealand

The pair had been taking part in on a chunk of kit referred to as a Supernova Ring which is suspended off the bottom and rotates as individuals run on it or push it (file picture)

Robert had been standing on one facet of the ring near the bottom whereas Amberlie was sitting on the opposite facet of the ring which was raised up greater.

The report mentioned Robert started stepping from one facet to a different, inflicting the disc to spin gently which moved Amberlie in the direction of him and away from him once more.

‘After repeating this sequence of sideways steps a method after which the opposite just a few instances, Mr Foley began to lose his stability,’ the report mentioned.

He tried to leap off of the ring, however this brought about it to rotate all of the sudden – transferring Amberlie in the direction of him as he toppled over.

When he fell, he landed along with his full weight on his daughter’s head and neck, the coroner reported.

Amberlie initially survived the influence however was noticeably ‘wobbly’ on her ft afterwards, the report says.

Robert observed that she had blood round her nostril and on her high and determined to take her to a medical clinic a 3 minute drive away, believing it will be faster than calling an ambulance.

By the time he arrived, Amberlie was pale and unresponsive. Staff at the clinic instantly referred to as an ambulance, however medics had been unable to revive the girl.

Coroner Peter Ryan concluded that the girl’s dying was not as a result of a fault with the gear or negligence on the a part of her father.

‘[Her] dying was a tragic accident within the true sense of the phrase,’ he wrote.

‘I’d not be stunned to be taught that many different mother and father had beforehand operated the Supernova in an identical method with out critical incident.’

Mother Emma Penninton-Foley  is pictured with Amberlie as an toddler 

Amberlie died of head and neck accidents, a coroner wrote this week, as he dominated the dying a ‘freak accident’ and despatched condolences to the household 

Ryan concluded by saying he had no suggestions to make following the dying, and easily wished to ship condolences to the household. 

At the time of the dying, Amberlie’s mom Emma mentioned the whole city had been left devastated by what she referred to as the ‘sudden dying’.

The household had been interesting for donations to assist carry kinfolk out to New Zealand from the UK for the funeral. 

‘Words alone won’t ever be sufficient to convey our heartfelt because of everyone who has donated or delivered meals and flowers to us,’ she instructed Stuff at the time. 

‘The love and assist of everyone round us – and certainly the world – has actually bought us by the previous couple of days. Thank you from the underside of our hearts.’  

Upper Hutt mayor Wayne Guppy mentioned his ideas and prayers are with the household.

‘We are shocked and saddened to listen to the information of a kid who died following a tragic accident at Harcourt Park at the moment,’ he mentioned. 

‘Our ideas and prayers are with the household. We will do all the things we are able to to help the suitable authorities with their inquiries.’

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