Tragedy Strikes Zumbrota Community
A 4 year old Zumbrota child was killed in a swing set accident today. The Zumbrota Police Department did not reveal many details about the victim. No gender was given. In a statement released by Zumbrota Police Chief Patrick J. Callahan it is noted his department was dispatched to a residence approximately 10:12 a.m. The Goodhue County Sheriff's Office also assisted on the call.
Police said the child was swinging on a swing set when it collapsed on top of the child. No information about the location of the incident was given in the statement. Callahan did say Zumbrota Area Ambulance Service responded within minutes of the call and North Air Care was also dispatched. In his statement Callahan says, "Life-saving efforts were exhausted at the scene."
The Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner's Office is assisting with the investigation.
When the death of a child occurs in a small community like Zumbrota the entire community mourns the loss. Please keep Zumbrota in your thoughts and prayers.