The tragic death of a six-year-old boy near Clare on Saturday has led to an outpouring of grief and sympathy on social media, as the wider community struggles to comprehend the senseless loss of such a young life.
An afternoon of play near a local tennis club turned into a scene of tragedy just before 5pm when emergency service crews were called to the park about 20km east of Clare.
Police say it appears a playground slippery dip fell onto the little boy, who was treated at the scene but died from his injuries.
It is understood police seized the slide late on Saturday as part of the investigation.
The playground, near the tennis, club includes a sand pit, metal seesaw and a double children's swing set.
There are no suspicious circumstances, and police are preparing a report for the State Coroner.
Goyder regional council mayor Peter Mattey has expressed his sympathies to the family of a young boy who died in a tragic playground accident at Farrell Flat on Saturday afternoon.
Speaking with Fairfax Regional Media on Sunday, Cr Mattey said his “heartfelt sympathy” goes out to the six-year-old Clare boy’s family.
The mayor expects an independent body conduct an investigation into the matter.
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