A young boy who was critically injured in an accident involving a penguin toy purchased from SeaWorld has died.
Deklan Labington-MacDonald, 6, became “entangled” in the lead connected to the toy at his family’s Nerang home on Anzac Day.
He was subsequently admitted to the ICU at Queensland Children’s Hospital.
But his family was told he was “beyond recovery”.
On Friday, his life support was turned off.
“Deklan passed away on the 30th of April, at Queensland Children’s Hospital, surrounded by his closest family, extended family and some close friends of the family,” an update on the crowdfunding page dedicated to supporting the family reads.
“Please respect the family’s privacy and grief at this time.
“Any details of a memorial will be communicated when appropriate.”
More than $14,000 has been raised for the little boy’s family and will go towards a “memorial” service.
The operator of the Gold Coast theme park earlier said the company was “distressed” over the incident.
Village Roadshow Theme Parks, the parent company of SeaWorld, says it is seeking further information before commenting further.
“The Village Roadshow Theme Parks family are distressed to learn about the tragic accident involving Deklan,” it said in a statement.
“We need to understand the circumstances around what has occurred and will be fully cooperating with any investigation.
“As our number one priority is always health and safety, we have removed the toy in question from sale at this time.”