What began as a fair weathered day of fun ended in tragedy.
On Saturday July 7, RCMP received the call at approximately 12:20 p.m. to attend the Preeceville School grounds to investigate a collision involving an eight year old boy and a parade float vehicle.
According to reports the child jumped from the float at the front of the trailer and was then run over by the vehicle. The float was described as a dual Axel trailer being pulled by a pick up truck. The incident occurred following the parade when the vehicle was at the school grounds and was traveling at an extremely slow speed (2-3 km/hr).
RCMP say there were three adults and the child on the float at the time. Two nurses were on another float and immediately attended to the injured child. EMS also attended the scene and transported the injured child to the Preeceville Hospital however the child passed away a short time later at the hospital.
As part of the investigation, members have seized both the trailer and truck that were involved in this incident.
Foul play is not suspected and the incident is not being treated as suspicious. The eight year old, who’s name was not released as of press time, is from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.