A five-month-old baby girl who died after a tragic accident involving a magpie at a Brisbane park has been identified as Mia.
Mia, whose name was shared through a GoFundMe created on behalf of her parents, was rushed to hospital on Sunday with critical injuries after her mother fell while holding her, after trying to duck a swooping magpie.
The little girl later died.
The incident happened at Glindemann Park near the corner of Lawn and Steele streets, Holland Park West, just after midday on Sunday.
“We responded to reports that a mum had fallen with a baby in her arms, reportedly ducking to avoid a magpie,” a Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman said.
“The Queensland Ambulance Service medical director and critical care paramedics responded and transported the infant to Queensland Children’s Hospital in a critical condition.”
Katie and Sophie, who are sisters of parents Jacob and Simone, used the fundraiser to share a heartbreaking tribute to the infant.
“Everything about Mia was perfect from her head full of hair, to her tiny little nose and her little long toes,” the tribute read.
“Mia’s arrival made Jacob and Simone’s lives complete, they constantly doted over her, showered her with love, and shared her for all their loved ones to adore.
“Beautiful she was, and loved by all who got to meet her. The joy Mia brought to all of our lives cannot be described in words, but is certainly felt in all of our hearts.”
The sisters said Monday’s incident was a “blow no one could ever imagine”.
“On this day, in Glendemann Park, Holland Park West, an absolute tragic and sudden accident occurred, where beautiful Mia, at only five young months of age, grew her little angel wings and left this world for the final time.
“Shattering everyone’s hearts, and crushing Jacob and Simone’s world in the blink of an eye where no day would ever be the same.
“No words can begin to describe the torture Jacob and Simone are going through.”
Both Katie and Sophie live outside of Queensland and are frantically trying to organise an exemption to cross the border.
The GoFundMe has already raised more than $32,000 towards its $50,000 target.
The magpie had reportedly been aggressive in recent weeks and questions have been raised as to why Brisbane City Council did not have it removed earlier.