Two-year-old girl dies at Bedale Hunt Meet
A two-year-old girl dies at Bedale Hunt Meet in North Yorkshire, after falling from her pony.
The incident occurred when the toddler was riding out with other members of the Bedale Hunt. Riding on land in a village near Northallerton, the young-girl fell from her pony on the Wednesday (15th September) morning hunt.
The Yorkshire Air Ambulance confirmed it had attended the incident but did not provide further details. However, North Yorkshire police later confirmed that the girl later died in the early hours, the next day.
A Bedale Hunt spokesperson commented;
“We can confirm that a tragic accident happened on Wednesday, 15 September, when a two-year-old girl fell from her pony and subsequently lost her life. As a community, we are all completely devastated but are pulling together to support the family involved.
“Our sincere condolences go to all those affected and we urge that everybody respects the family’s privacy during what is a very distressing time.”
On the tragic event, North Yorkshire police also commented;
“Police are compiling a report on behalf of the coroner following the tragic death of a two-year-old girl, who was involved in a horse riding-related incident on land at Kirkby Fleetham, near Northallerton.
“It occurred at around 8am on Wednesday and the girl died at hospital during the early hours of Thursday. The girl’s family are receiving specialist support. Police request that the family’s privacy is respected at this very difficult time.”