Child dies at Doomadgee, northwest Townsville as child protection detectives investigate

Sudden death of young child in remote town sparks unrest as child protection detectives arrive to investigate

  • Shock death of a young child in remote QLD town under investigation 
  • Child died around 4am at Doomadgee, 1,500km north-west of Townsville
  • Death sparks community unrest as Child Protection Investigation units arrive 

The shock death of a young child in a remote Queensland town has led to detectives being called in to investigate.

Police say the child was taken to the hospital at Doomadgee – a remote community on Australia’s Gulf of Carpentaria 1,500km north-west of Townsville – just before 4am on Tuesday and could not be saved.

The death has sparked unrest in the remote community with a Queensland police spokeswoman confirming detectives from Child Protection and Investigation Units had arrived to conduct an investigation.

The shock death of a young child in a remote Queensland town has led to detectives being called in to investigate the cause of death

The shock death of a young child in a remote Queensland town has led to detectives being called in to investigate the cause of death

Police say the child was taken to the hospital at Doomadgee - a remote community on Australia's Gulf of Carpentaria 1,150km north-west of Townsville - just before 4am on Tuesday and could not be saved.

Police say the child was taken to the hospital at Doomadgee – a remote community on Australia’s Gulf of Carpentaria 1,150km north-west of Townsville – just before 4am on Tuesday and could not be saved. 

‘Family and friends of the child are naturally distraught and community members upset,’ a Queensland Police spokeswoman said.

‘Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the overnight death of a young child at Doomadgee. 

‘No further information is available at this time.’

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