Baby dies after cardiac arrest at safari park

News update
News update

A two-month-old girl has died in hospital after going into cardiac arrest at a safari park.

Emergency services were called to West Midland Safari Park in Bewdley at around 11.30am on Easter Sunday.

West Mercia Police said the incident is not being treated as suspicious.

Police responded to the incident after being called by paramedics at 11.21am.

Inspector Gurjit Singh said: "Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the girl at this tragic time. Police officers are offering them support.

"I would like to thank staff and visitors at the park for their support and understanding while emergency services attended to the girl.

"I would request the family's privacy is respected at this time."

The safari park said in a statement: "Park staff have dealt with an incident this morning where a baby was taken ill and suffered a cardiac arrest.

"Trained park staff immediately attended and provided care until emergency services arrived and took charge of the situation.

"Our thoughts are with the family at this time."