Two month old baby girl has sadly died at the West Midlands Safari Park.
Emergency services responded to a 999 call reporting a child needing urgent medical attention at the park in Bewdley, Worcestershire this morning with the child being airlifted to hospital at 11.30am where she was pronounced dead.
Police have confirmed that the death is not being treat as suspicious.
The Safari Park have released a statement confirming that a guest had taken ill this afternoon.
“We are currently supporting the emergency services with a guest that has been taken ill onsite.
“We’ll provide more information when there are further updates.
“Thank you for your understanding at this time.”
West Mercia Police confirmed that the tragic incident has occurred and released a statement confirming they had responded to an incident at the park after being called by paramedics at 11.21am.
Inspector Gurjit Singh said:
“Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the girl at this tragic time. Police officers are offering them support.
“I would like to thank staff and visitors at the park for their support and understanding while emergency services attended to the girl.
The incident is not being treated as suspicious at this time.
“I would request the family’s privacy is respected at this time.”
Matt Morris Tweeted that something was happening at West Midlands Safari park this morning, air ambulance, a couple of normal ambulances and police cars. Hope all OK.
Something going on at West Midlands Safari Park this morning, air ambulance, a couple of normal ambulances and police cars. Hope all OK. pic.twitter.com/qamiVC6RCE
— Matt Morris (@Sadlybrokeboy) April 1, 2018
Matt later tweeted that “They now appear to be evacuating the area around the ‘Lost City Plaza’ and sending the people a different way into the site.”
“They’ve evacuated everything one from the area by the penguins/aquarium and appear to have sent them to a different entrance. Everything else open as usual.”
Our thoughts are with the family of the 2 month old girl who has sadly died at West Midlands Safari Park, there are no suspicious circumstances it’s believed the girl suffer cardiac arrest.
— Police Hour (@PoliceHour) April 1, 2018
Police Hours thoughts are with the family at this incredibly difficult time.