A three-year-old girl was killed while playing mini-golf at Mount Washington Alpine Resort Friday after a rock dislodged from above and struck her.

Her parents brought her to the resort’s base lodge where staff and first aid responders began treatment and contacted RCMP and emergency transportation.

Ambulances from Campbell River and Cumberland and an air ambulance from Qualicum Beach responded.

“Lifesaving measures were performed but ultimately proved unsuccessful,” a news release from the resort read.

The incident remains under investigation.

“This is such a sad tragedy,” said Dean Prentice, general manager of Mount Washington Alpine Resort in the release. “The team at Mount Washington extends our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of this little girl. It is just devastating, and our hearts break for them. I would like to thank the first responders and our dedicated staff for their efforts in this unfortunate situation.”