Teenage girl dies at Dublin equestrian centre event
The girl was at a training session.
A teenage girl has tragically died in hospital after an incident at an equestrian centre in Dublin.
The 15 year old was taking part in an exercise event at an equestrian centre at Tay Lane, in Rathcoole, Co. Dublin, yesterday afternoon when the accident occurred.
The Dublin Fire Brigade and National Ambulance Service were both called to the scene and gave medical assistance to the young girl after responding to a call at around 2pm.
She was then transported to Children's Health Ireland in Crumlin, where it was later announced that she has passed away.
Horse Sport Ireland released a statement confirming the teen had died after the incident.
They said: "Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the young rider who was a much loved member of the equestrian community."
The coroner was informed last night of the tragedy by Gardaí, and the Health and Safety Authority has also been notified and are preparing an examination of the incident.
Gardaí investigations are currently underway and a file, last night, was being prepared for the Coroner's Court.
The Gardaí said in a statement issued to the Irish Independent : "Dublin Fire Brigade and the National Ambulance Service were in attendance and providing medical assistance to a young female (15 years) who was injured during an exercise event. She was removed to Children's Health Ireland (CHI) at Crumlin where she later passed away."