Aurora Masters: Colorado girl, 5, dies by strangling in swing accident, organs set to be donated

Aurora Masters: Colorado girl, 5, dies by strangling in swing accident, organs set to be donated
Aurora Masters' fatal swing accident took place outside her Fort Collins house (GoFundMe)

FORT COLLINS, COLORADO: A young Colorado girl tragically lost her life in a backyard accident involving a swing set, reported authorities.

Aurora Masters, five, was playing outside her home in Fort Collins last week when she became entangled in the swing, her great-aunt, Brenda Kennedy, told Fox affiliate KDVR-TV.

“She pulled her little plastic slide over to where her swing was and somehow got caught up in the swing, and the swing strangled her,” Kennedy said.

Authorities will not probe into Aurora Masters' death

Officers with the City of Fort Collins Police Department arrived on the scene and rendered aid before EMS arrived, and the girl was transported to Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora, USA Today and KDVR reported.

Police said she received treatment until she died on May 11. The child's death was an accident and police will not be investigating any further, USA Today reported.

Aurora Masters's organs will be donated

Masters’ family decided to donate her organs, Kennedy wrote in a message on a GoFundMe page.

“We have also begun to discuss and organize our thoughts for a memorial service and celebration of life,” Kennedy wrote.

“The celebration will be for Aurora and her friends to sing, dance and live their best lives! Once that is complete, extra funds will be donated to agencies and/or organizations that help Aurora's memory continue,” she added.

19 family members from Wyoming and Nebraska traveled to Colorado in the wake of Masters’ accident, per KDVR.

Aurora Masters was a 'ray of sunshine' to her family 

The victim's family and friends are now left grieving the joyful “ray of sunshine” who loved to laugh, dress up in costumes, and give hugs to babies.

“Thank you all for your continued thoughts, prayers, and shares for our sweet baby girl,” Kennedy wrote in a message on the GoFundMe page, which has raised over $26,000 as of Wednesday, May 15.

She added, referencing the northern lights last weekend, “If you looked up last night, or you look up tonight, you will see our Miss Aurora putting on a beautiful show for you with the borealis.”

Family and close ones pay tribute to Aurora Masters

People also showered Masters with love on the fundraiser page after the five-year-old met her untimely fate in an accident. One commented, "Sending love and prayers!"

A close one wrote, "Aurora would always give my little boy, Charlie, hugs and was the first to recognize him as a member of the congregation, even though he was only a year old. I’ll miss watching their interactions and seeing her sit so proudly in the front row. Sending all the love to everyone in the family and my prayers for her peaceful flight to Heaven." 

"Aurora had the biggest warmest spirit I’ve seen. Her energy impacted everyone around her with smiles and laughter. You are in our thoughts. There’s no words to express how sorry we are," added another.

One wrote, "Aurora has such a fun and bright spirit and personality. My heart is with your family. I teach at the daycare she used to attend and I’ve been thinking of her all day. She used to wear princess dresses every single day for a while when she was in preschool. She is sweet, funny and quirky. Sending you all my love and lots of strength to get through this. Will wear some tie dye for her!"


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