HICKSVILLE, N.Y. (WPIX) -- Tragedy struck a Long Island day school Tuesday when police say a two-year-old girl died after choking on a piece of carrot.
According to school officials at the Carousel Day School in Hicksville, the child began to choke at 10:30 a.m. Daycare employees performed CPR on her, before rushing her to Nassau University Medical Center where she was pronounced dead at 4:25 p.m.
"We are shocked and saddened by this tragic loss. The health and safety of all our children is our greatest concern." he said in a statement. "We are providing counseling support for our staff and offer our total support, thoughts and prayers for the child's family."
Police say a medical examiners investigation will determine the exact cause of death.