STANSBURY PARK, Utah, Feb. 8, 2023 (Gephardt Daily) — An 8-year-old boy has died after he was critically injured Monday in a fall from a schoolyard slide at Rose Springs Elementary in Stansbury Park.
The boy has been identified by friends of the family as Dallin Cunningham. A GoFundMe fundraiser that says it is for his funeral costs can be found here.
The third-grader was originally said to be in critical but stable condition, Sgt. Bleazard, Tooele County Sheriff‘s Office, told Gephardt Daily on Monday.
Witnesses reported the child was about halfway down the twisty slide when he fell to the surface below, which was made of wood bark. The boy was unconscious, and initially wasn’t breathing.
“Sheriff deputies and paramedics arrived on scene and performed life-saving measures,” Bleazard said at the time.
The boy was transported to a Salt Lake City area hospital for treatment, Bleazard said, adding the accident remains under investigation.
Brett Valdez, Tooele School District communications director, confirmed the boy had died.
Valdez released the following statement:
“We are deeply saddened by the tragic news of the student’s passing following the accident on the playground at Rose Springs Elementary. Our hearts go out to the family and friends during this difficult time. The family has requested to please give them time before calling or sending messages.
“We have counselors available for students, faculty, and staff who need someone to talk to.”
Thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the boy who passed away from the Injuries he sustained at the playground in standsbery grade school