UPDATE: The young victim in Saturday's tragic accident has been identified as Damien Larsen, a second grader at Brewster's Stony Brook Elementary School. Damien died in an accident while visiting his grandfather on Main Street Extension in Harwich. Stony Brook Principal Keith Gauley wrote on Facebook, "We are incredibly saddened by this event."
Statement from Harwich Fire Department concerning Saturday's tragic death of a seven-year-old boy...
The Harwich Fire Department responded to a report of a person struck by a skid steer at Main Street in North Harwich. One patient was transported from the scene with critical injuries. Harwich Police and Massachusetts State Police are investigating the incident.
At approximately 3:15 on Saturday afternoon a 911 call was received at the Barnstable County Sheriff's office reporting a child had been struck by a skid steer at 106 Main Street North Harwich. Harwich Fire along with Harwich Police responded.
First arriving firefighters and police officers found a child that had been struck by a small skid steer loader and had suffered critical injuries. Firefighters, assisted by Harwich Police, immediately treated and loaded the patient into the ambulance for transport to Cape Cod Hospital. The child did not survive.
The accident is under investigation by the Harwich Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police.
Our thoughts are with the family of the victim during this tragic time.