Mum desperately tries to revive 13-year-old son

UPDATE: A mother desperately tried to revive her 13-year-old son after he was accidentally struck in the head with a golf club when chasing cane toads in Maroochydore.

Zeke Douglas was critically injured on the former Horton Park Golf Course about 7.30pm Saturday.

He was in a critical condition in Lady Cilento Children's Hospital on Monday afternoon.

Queensland Ambulance Service Caloundra station officer-in-charge Toni Careless said the boy's distraught mother was working on him when paramedics arrived at the scene on Saturday.

They had difficulty getting to the scene, having to go through a resident's yard to reach the injured boy.

Ms Careless said the teenager had been with two other boys when it appeared one of the friends had accidentally struck him.

"An incident occurred where he was too close to his mate who swung the golf club that collected him in the head," Ms Careless said.

"He actually went straight down and went into cardiac arrest."

She said the boy's mother arrived on scene shortly after and called paramedics but she was unaware how the mother was alerted to the incident.

"It was a very traumatic and upsetting scene.

"You still had the children, the other children that were there and another child had arrived to comfort them."

She said three paramedics crews were able to get the boy's heart started on the golf course.

"But he never regained breathing on his own."

She said the boy was taken to Nambour General Hospital where he was put on a life support machine before being flown to Brisbane later that night.

"It was one of those very difficult scenes where you can relate.

"One incident that sort of happened will affect so many lives and we can all relate because we all have.. children or we have done those things ourselves."

EARLIER: Sunshine Coast teenager struck by a golf club while 'toading' is fighting for life with significant head injuries.

Zeke Douglas, 13, was struck in the back of the head on Saturday about 7.30pm on a restricted council building site where he was hunting cane toads with friends.

He was knocked unconscious and paramedics had to perform CPR on him at the scene of the incident.

The Maroochydore State High School student was rushed to Nambour General Hospital and later transferred by RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter to Brisbane's Lady Cilento Children's Hospital, where he remains in a critical condition.

Police are not treating the incident as suspicious.

BREAKING: Gunshots and house fire: Arson among 10 charges laid

The Courier Mail was told by a grandmother of one of the boy's friends that Zeke's mother was devastated.

"She called my grandson yesterday and she was absolutely distraught," the woman, who wished to remain anonymous, told the Courier Mail.

"We are all pretty shocked. Initially when she called we thought she was talking about a car accident but then when he got off the phone we realised what had happened."


No ifs, butts or maybes about it

No ifs, butts or maybes about it

Beach butt clean up.

How to save $200 on your electricity bill

How to save $200 on your electricity bill

Slash your power bill and reduce your impact on the environment

Bangalow march and two-up

Bangalow march and two-up

ANZAC march and two up in Bangalow

Local Partners