Posted: 8 November, 2016
A Queensland Boy Has Died After Being Hit By A Golf Club
A young teenager who was left in a critical condition after being accidentally hit in the head by a golf club has died in hospital.
The 13-year-old's family made the heartbreaking decision to turn off his life support on Tuesday.
The teenager had been hunting cane toads with friends near a golf course at Maroochydore around 7.30pm on Saturday when he was accidentally struck in the head with a golf club.
He immediately collapsed and his friends called an ambulance, which rushed the boy to Nambour hospital.
He was then flown to Brisbane's Lady Cilento Children's Hospital, where he was put on life support.
Initial police investigations indicate the incident was a tragic accident and there are no suspicious circumstances.
Speaking before his death, the grandmother of one of his mates said the teenager's mother was devastated.
"She called my grandson yesterday and she was absolutely distraught," the woman, who didn't want to be named, told The Courier-Mail.