PICTURED: Seven-year-old boy killed when he was thrown out of an inflatable tube while celebrating his friend’s birthday – unbearable details about the tragedy are revealed
- Archie James Green was thrown on rocks in a boat accident in Tasmania
- He was dragged behind a boat on an inflatable tube in Prosser River on Sunday
- Police said the boat’s driver, a 43-year-old man, lost control of the boat in a turn
Terrific details have emerged of a boat accident in which a seven-year-old boy was murdered.
Archie James Green, from Lauderdale in Tasmania, died after being thrown from an inflatable tube on rocks on the Prosser River in southeastern state on Sunday afternoon.
It turned out Wednesday that Archie’s mother Hayley gave him CPR at the site of the accident, but he died tragically later that day at the Royal Hobart Hospital.
The student of the Corpus Christi Catholic School was at a birthday party with his mother and younger brother Maison.
The Archie family issued a statement stating that he and Maison were dragged behind a boat on a ‘ski biscuit’ tube when they were both thrown ashore, The Mercury reported.
“Maison fell into the water, while Archie unfortunately hit the bank / rocks,” Archie’s family said.
Archie James Green (photo), from Lauderdale in Tasmania, died at the Royal Hobart Hospital after being thrown from an inflatable tube that was dragged behind a boat
Archie was towed behind a boat on an inflatable ‘ski biscuit’ tube on the Prosser river (photo) in southeast Tasmania
“Archie sustained life-threatening injuries and was resuscitated several times by his mother.”
He was flown in a critical condition to the Royal Hobart Hospital, with his mother beside him.
Archie underwent surgery on his arm and leg, but died on Monday.
“Archie wore his heart on his sleeve, adored when his family would come, especially his cousins, and would give a special wink at random moments to let us know that he loved us,” the statement continued.
The Green family said that Archie had a close relationship with his brother and was happy to leave on a family vacation.
Corpus Christi School informed families of the tragedy.
Police said the boat’s driver, a 43-year-old man, lost control of the ship at a turn.
“Our thoughts are with Archie’s family and loved ones during this difficult time,” police said in a statement Tuesday afternoon.
The police have not ruled out the driver being charged and will try to determine the speed of the boat.
The area is not a designated ski resort and there is a speed limit of five knots (9 km / h) within 60 meters of the coast, police say.
“Understandably, he (the boat’s driver) is shocked and will be spoken to as soon as possible,” inspector Peter Harris said Monday.
Archie and his brother Maison were thrown out of a rubber ring. Archie died tragically on the rocks (stock image)