Child hurt by mower

Toddler listed in serious condition after mower incident in Qualicum Beach

A toddler was seriously injured in a lawn mowing accident in Qualicum Beach on the weekend.

The two-year-old boy lost a foot when it was cut off by a ride-on mower just before 12:30 p.m. Sunday at a home in the 2100 block of Island Highway West.

The child was rushed by BC Ambulance personnel to the Qualicum Beach municipal airport, where the boy was loaded onto a helicopter and flown to B.C. Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, where he was listed in serious condition.

It is unclear exactly how the incident took place.

Oceanside RCMP Sergeant Darrell Robertson said the incident is not considered a po