Girl dies after incident at Looe

From Devon & Cornwall Police:

 

A 10-year-old Liskeard girl has tragically died after an incident on farmland at Looe.

Police and ambulance were called at 6.30pm on Sunday 22 July after reports that the young girl had been thrown from a Gator Utility Vehicle which had overturned.

Lily McCormick was a passenger on the vehicle and sustained life-threatening head injuries. She was airlifted to Derriford Hospital by air ambulance but was pronounced deceased a short time later.

The male rider of the quad bike was also treated for minor injuries.

The death is not being treated as suspicious but the circumstances of the incident are being investigated by police. The Health and Safety Executive has been informed.

Family and friends say they are devastated by the loss of Lily and are wearing a red ribbon around their left wrist in memory of her. Red was Lily’s favourite colour.

A candle has been lit in memory of Lily at St Neot Church

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