PICTURED: Seven-year-old boy killed when he was thrown from an inflatable tube while celebrating his friend’s birthday – as excruciating details about the tragedy are revealed
Archie James Green was thrown onto rocks in a boating accident in Tasmania He was being towed behind a boat on a blowup tube at Prosser River on Sunday Police said the boat’s driver, a 43-year-old man, lost control of the boat on a turn
Harrowing details have emerged of a boating accident in which a seven-year-old boy was killed.
Archie James Green, from Lauderdale in Tasmania, died after being thrown from an inflatable tube onto rocks on the Prosser River in the state’s south-east on Sunday afternoon.
It emerged on Wednesday that Archie’s mother Hayley gave him CPR at the scene of the accident but he tragically passed away later that day in Royal Hobart Hospital.
The Corpus Christi Catholic School student was at a birthday party with his mother and younger brother Maison.
Archie’s family have issued a statement, saying he and Maison were being towed behind a boat on a ‘ski biscuit’ tube when they were both tossed ashore, The Mercury reported.
‘Maison fell into the water, while Archie unfortunately hit the river bank/rocks,’ Archie’s family said.
Archie James Green (pictured), from Lauderdale in Tasmania, died in the Royal Hobart Hospital after being tossed from an inflatable tube being towed behind a boat