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Posted: July 10, 2018

Toddler loses toe in splash pad accident trying to cool off in scorching heat 


Toddler loses toe in splash pad accident trying to cool off in scorching heat 
MISSISSAUGA, ON - JUNE 17: A child, in street clothes, kicks at one of the ribbons of waters. Kids enjoy the large splash pad in front of Mississauga City Hall to beat the heat of the day. Toronto Star/Rick Madonik (Rick Madonik/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

By Michael Saccone, Boston25News.com

 BOURNE, Mass. —

The playground and splash pad at Buzzards Bay Park in Bourne, Massachusetts, are closed after a toddler lost a toe Tuesday afternoon. 

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Sgt. John R. Stowe Jr., a detective with the Bourne Police Department, confirmed that the child suffered “the loss of a lower extremity.” The extremity is believed to be a toe. 

Police officers and emergency medical technicians responded to the scene around 1:15 p.m. 

The child was taken to Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence for treatment, according to Bourne Deputy Fire Chief David Pelonzi . He didn’t have any information on the child’s age, gender or extent of injuries. 

Immediately following the injury, the town shut down the splash pad and playground.

The Bourne Recreation Department posted on Facebook, “The splash pad and playground at Buzzards Bay Park are closed for maintenance until further notice.”

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The new playground and splash pad at Buzzards Bay Park officially opened on May 25.

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