Pastor’s daughter, 6, killed in freak badminton accident whereas on trip | EUROtoday

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Tragedy struck a New Jersey household throughout a trip when a freak badminton accident led to the dying of their six-year-old daughter.

Lucy Morgan died on Wednesday, 4 days after a badminton racquet broke and a chunk of the body pierced her cranium.

The incident occurred in the course of the household’s trip in Maine, in line with the New York Post.

The household was having fun with their ultimate day at a rental cottage in Limerick, Maine, in line with her father, Pastor Jesse Morgan.

“We were eating a quick lunch by the lake and the kids decided to try badminton in the front yard. Bethany and I were relaxing in the back when we heard screaming,” Morgan wrote in a weblog publish he titled “Calamity Strikes.”

He stated {that a} “freak accident” precipitated a badminton racquet to interrupt on a “downward swing,” that means “a sharp piece had entered Lucy’s skull while she was sitting on the sideline and caused catastrophic injury.”

The aluminum shaft of the racquet separated from its handle, which then struck the girl and pierced her skull, investigators said.

When EMS workers arrived to treat her, Lucy was breathing but was unresponsive. She was airlifted to a nearby hospital in Portland, Maine for treatment, according to the Maine State Police.

Doctors attempted to treat Lucy — and at one point had to revive her after her heart stopped — but warned her family that she had a “very slim probability” of recovery due to the extent of her injury and the damage it caused her brain, Morgan wrote.

Lucy ultimately died four days after the incident.

Morgan recalled the sorrow he felt on the 350-mile drive back to their New Jersey home without his daughter.

“Every time I looked into the rearview mirror, wishing I saw Lucy munching on some chicken nuggets after we stopped at Wendy’s and only ordered for 5,” he wrote.

The horrific accident has shaken everyone in Morgan’s family, including his young children, who he said were “blaming themselves and taking it exhausting.”

Morgan’s 10-year-old son was holding the racquet when the accident occurred. He reportedly asked his father “how we may ever be comfortable once more,” in line with the pastor’s weblog.

“We just sat on the front steps for a while crying until I finally mustered up the courage to open the door. We again collapsed in a pile on the kitchen floor crying harder as a family than we ever have,” he wrote.

Lucy’s funeral will probably be held on 15 June at Green Pond Bible Chapel in Rockaway, the church the place Morgan serves as a pastor.