OPP says child dead in apparent ‘tragic farming accident’ in Kawartha Lakes, Ont.

KAWARTHA LAKES, ONT. – A child has died in what police say appears to be a farming accident in a rural area northeast of Toronto.

Ontario Provincial Police say officers responded to a call Tuesday night about a child stuck under a skid steer in the community of Emily Township in Kawartha Lakes, Ont.

They say that when officers and paramedics arrived around 7:30 p.m., they found the child underneath the machine.

Police say the child died at the scene.

The Office of the Chief Coroner is reviewing the incident, but at this point, OPP say the incident is considered a “tragic farming accident”.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 24, 2022.