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A teenage boy has died in hospital after he was accidentally hit on the head with a golf club while hunting for cane toads with friends.

Police believe Zeke Douglas, 13, was playing on the abandoned Hazeltine Court, in the Sunshine Coast, when a friend accidentally struck him on the back of the head around 7.30pm on Saturday, reports 9 NEWS.

Zeke’s friends frantically performed CPR until paramedics rushed the high-school student to Nambour Hospital.

He was flown to Brisbane’s Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, in a critical condition where he later died.

Police said Zeke’s injury appeared to be a tragic accident and there are no suspicious circumstances.

Earlier, the grandmother of one of the boy’s mates said the injured teen’s mother was devastated.

“She called my grandson yesterday and she was absolutely distraught,” the woman, who didn’t want to be named, told The Courier-Mail.

“We are all pretty shocked.”

The RSPCA has repeatedly appealed to Queenslanders intent on killing cane toads not to hit them with golf clubs or cricket bats, saying such methods rarely kill the pests.

Our thoughts are with family and friends and others involved.

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  • What a tragic accident !!
    How terrible for his friend to live with this ! Hope he seeks counseling.

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  • Oh no! What a sad accident. And it all happened so quick!! :-(

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  • A tragedy which caused the loss of a young life. The teenagers were probably aware that cane toads are poisonous and sometimes poison pets and other animals

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  • A very sad situation for all concerned.

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  • This is terrible. What on earth were they thinking?

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  • What a terrible accident, I also feel bad for the boy who struck him with a golf club, he will have to live with this for the rest of his life. Poor things!

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  • Really horrible accident. I hope those boys never go killing creatures again. :(

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  • I bet the kid who accidentally hit him feels awful.

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  • what a horrible accident :( condolences to the family and friends

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  • condolences to the boys family and friends. such a sad outcome for all concerned. thank goodness his friends were prepared enough to do cpr on him until help arrived. so sorry for everyones loss

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