Dad Remembers 6-Year-Old Daughter Who Died After Badminton Racket Accident: 'She Was a Tough Kid'

Lucy Morgan was on a family vacation in Maine on June 1 when the racket pierced through her skull, according to Maine State Police

<p>Morgan Family</p> Lucy Morgan, the 6-year-old New Jersey girl who died following an accident involving a badminton racket in Maine

Morgan Family

Lucy Morgan, the 6-year-old New Jersey girl who died following an accident involving a badminton racket in Maine

The father of a New Jersey girl who died after an accident involving a badminton racket is remembering his daughter's dynamic personality.

Lucy Morgan, 6, was playing outside while on a family vacation in Maine on Sunday, June 1, when she was struck in the head by her 10-year-old brother’s racket, according to a news release from the Maine State Police. The 6-year-old later died at a medical center in Portland.

Jesse Morgan, Lucy’s father, previously described the incident in a blog post as a “freak accident.”

Speaking with Fox News, the father of four said his daughter had a “very bubbly” personality, but could also be “reserved at times.”

"Once you got to know her, she was very, very outspoken and a lot of fun. She was a tough kid,” he said.

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According to Lucy’s father, his family of six — himself, his wife Bethany, and their children: Silas, Shiloh, Lucy, and Atticus — were enjoying a “beautiful” morning at their lake cottage on the last day of vacation when the incident occurred.

“We were eating a quick lunch by the lake and the kids decided to try badminton in the front yard,” he wrote in the blog post. “Bethany and I were relaxing in the back when we heard screaming.”

Jesse told Fox News that his wife did not see what happened, but learned something was wrong when their son rushed in “very concerned.”

"We went out, and we saw what had happened, which was just indescribable terror going from so quiet, so calm to an incredibly traumatic experience," he added.

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Police said badminton racket's aluminum shaft "had become dislodged from the wooden handle, causing the shaft to strike the girl in the head, piercing through her skull."

In his blog post, Jesse said Lucy “went right to the operating room where they removed part of her skull to relieve pressure and deal with her injury.” However, she did not survive the injury.

"If there is any good news in this, it’s that she hasn’t felt any pain over the past few days," Jesse wrote in an update on Tuesday, June 4.

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Green Pond Bible Chapel, where Jesse is a pastor, will hold a funeral service for Lucy on June 15. It will also be streamed live on the church’s website.

A GoFundMe created on behalf of the family has raised over $120,000 as of Monday, June 10.

"Please keep praying for the Morgans as they walk through these next days, weeks, months, and years without their sweet Lucy here with them," read an update on the fundraising page.

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