Wednesday, September 18, 2019
ADVT 
National

3-Year-Old Surrey Boy Falls Through Trampoline At Richmond Air Park Where Man Previously Died

Darpan News Desk The Canadian Press, 26 Aug, 2018
  • 3-Year-Old Surrey Boy Falls Through Trampoline At Richmond Air Park Where Man Previously Died

Surrey, B.C. woman Ravi Gill-Douglas's 3-year-old son was at a birthday party at Extreme Air Park when he fell between the springs at the edge of one of the trampolines, hitting the floor below.

 

Gill-Douglas and several other parents rushed onto the trampolines. One of the men began pulling the padding away. As the adults peered into the gap between the springs, they saw the little boy standing in the dark, covered in dust.

 

"I'm ripping off the velcro trying to find him, like, where is he? And he's trapped underneath," said Gill-Douglas.

 

A family friend who was hosting a children's birthday part at the park, Jamie McHardy, reached under the trampoline to pull the boy up from a gap between the springs. He estimated it was about a five or six foot drop.

 
 

 
 

"I reach my arms down through the hole … He kind of had to wiggle his way through and squeeze his shoulders in to get through. But I managed to pull him out," he said.

 

The boy is going to be OK, but the incident has Gill-Douglas adding her name to a list of people calling for government oversight when it comes to safety at facilities like Extreme Air Park.

 

"I don't want this to happen to another child or another family," she said.

 

Similar calls for government intervention were made earlier this year following the death of 46-year-old Jason "Jay" Greenwood. He was fatally injured in January when he somersaulted into a foam pit.

 

RCMP said in January that Greenwood, 46, was visiting the park with two children when he was hurt. He performed a series of "acrobatic manoeuvres" and fell in a way that led to serious injuries and cardiac arrest, Mounties said.

 

Extreme Air Park said in January it was "devastated" by the death and customer safety is its highest priority.

 

The company owns three facilities in B.C. and one in Calgary.

 
 

 

MORE National ARTICLES

50-Yr-Old Driver Charged After Crashing Stolen Truck On Main Street, 4 Taken To Hospital

50-Yr-Old Driver Charged After Crashing Stolen Truck On Main Street, 4 Taken To Hospital

Andrew Dollman, 50, allegedly crashed a stolen pickup into a Ford Focus and two two parked cars.

50-Yr-Old Driver Charged After Crashing Stolen Truck On Main Street, 4 Taken To Hospital

Fatal Overdose Call Leads To Discovery Of Suspected Drug Lab In East Vancouver

Fatal Overdose Call Leads To Discovery Of Suspected Drug Lab In East Vancouver

Just before 2 a.m. Saturday, Vancouver Police were called to investigate a sudden death, due to an apparent drug overdose, in an apartment on Rhodes Street near East 41st Avenue. 

Fatal Overdose Call Leads To Discovery Of Suspected Drug Lab In East Vancouver

Robbery Suspect Arrested At Abbotsford Home

Robbery Suspect Arrested At Abbotsford Home

A 36-year-old man was taken into custody in Abbotsford, B.C. following reports of a robbery Saturday morning.

Robbery Suspect Arrested At Abbotsford Home

Police Say Speed A Factor In Fatal Crash Involving Co-Op Car In Vancouver

Police Say Speed A Factor In Fatal Crash Involving Co-Op Car In Vancouver

A 30-year-old Burnaby man died and his 32-year-old male passenger from Langley was taken to hospital with minor injuries after the crash of their co-op vehicle early Friday morning.

Police Say Speed A Factor In Fatal Crash Involving Co-Op Car In Vancouver

Arrests In Williams Lake Following Seizure Of Weapons, Drugs Including Fentanyl

Arrests In Williams Lake Following Seizure Of Weapons, Drugs Including Fentanyl

 RCMP say six people have been arrested following the seizure of drugs, firearms and a large amount of cash at a home in Williams Lake, B.C.

Arrests In Williams Lake Following Seizure Of Weapons, Drugs Including Fentanyl

'I Came To The Realization That I Was A Missing Person:' Man Who Disappeared On Ski Trip

'I Came To The Realization That I Was A Missing Person:' Man Who Disappeared On Ski Trip
His annual ski trip to Lake Placid, N.Y., with colleagues from Toronto Fire Services was drawing to a close when he realized he'd forgotten to bring a camera to the lodge where he was unwinding with friends about half-way up Whiteface Mountain.

'I Came To The Realization That I Was A Missing Person:' Man Who Disappeared On Ski Trip

PrevNext