The child was living with his parents at the Club Wyndham Denarau Island Resort.
His family has recognized him as Cairo Winitana from Sydney.
Despite being transported to a hospital in the adjacent city of Nadi, he was unable to be revived.
While on vacation in Fiji, an eight-year-old Australian kid is believed to have died from electrocution. The child was living with his parents at the Club Wyndham Denarau Island Resort on the west coast of Fiji’s main island. His family has recognized him as Cairo Winitana from Sydney.
He was discovered last Thursday, according to Fiji police, lying “motionless” close to a hotel flower garden. Despite being transported to a hospital in the adjacent city of Nadi, he was unable to be revived.
The infant was apparently electrocuted, according to preliminary information, but the post-mortem will need to corroborate that, according to Fijian police.
They also said that although the youngster lived in Australia, he was a citizen of New Zealand. The family is receiving aid from New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, a spokesman said.
“I adored you my son from the time I discovered out I was expecting you and will love you forever more,” his mother Amber de Thierry wrote on Facebook.
According to a relative’s online fundraising, the family now had “the heartbreaking duty” of transporting their son back to Australia.
“As you can all guess, this loss has been heartbreaking for our family,” the speaker said.
The Milperra Colts, the team Cairo played for, described him as “a shy, tough little kid who loved his footy” in a Facebook tribute.
A resort representative called the death a “tragic accident” and offered the family “heartfelt condolences.”
According to the resort’s spokeswoman, a thorough investigation would be conducted, and it would completely collaborate with the police and local authorities.
Denarau Island, which is located around 5 km (3.1 miles) northwest of Nadi, Fiji’s third-largest city, is renowned for its opulent resorts and hotels.
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