1. Queensland town mourns “vibrant and cheeky” two-year-old girl who drowned in a water tank.
— The Courier-Mail (@couriermail) July 25, 2017
The Queensland town of Longreach is in mourning after a two-year-old girl tragically drowned when she fell into a water tank at Camden Park Station, The Courier Mail reports.
Willow Walker died on Monday after falling into the tank at the tourist attraction, as her parents, Daniel and Brooke, were preparing dinner in a shed nearby.
Paramedics and police were called to the property just after 6pm and Willow was rushed to Longreach Hospital. She later died from her injuries.
Her death is not suspicious and is believed to be a tragic accident.
Tributes have begun to flow for the “vibrant and cheeky” toddler and her family, who are well-known in the community. Daniel is a fifth generation farmer and his grandfather served as the mayor of Longreach for 35 years.
Daniel is also a tour leader who gives visitors from across the world a ‘taste’ of life in Outback Australia.
“So very saddened to hear this tragic news,” friend Kat wrote on Facebook.
“I was only looking at those beautiful photos of her… and thought what a gorgeous little girl Willow is.”
“My heart aches for you and all your family,” Shara wrote.
“Miss Willow will be missed by all who were ever lucky to be blessed by her cheeky smile. My heart is shattered.”
Tracey described Willow as “a little angel who has left [an] imprint on so many lives”.
Willow also has an older brother, Harley.