Daughter of Blue Jays 1B coach died in Va. tubing accident

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The 17-12 months-previous daughter of Toronto Blue Jays very first foundation coach Mark Budzinski died in a boating incident in Virginia in excess of the weekend, authorities claimed Monday.

Julia Budzinski was a single of two girls who fell off a tube remaining pulled behind a boat on the James River in Richmond on Saturday, Virginia Section of Wildlife Sources spokesperson Paige Pearson mentioned.

As the boat operator returned to get the ladies out of the water, the boat strike a wave, creating it to be pushed on prime of Budzinski and putting her with the propeller, Pearson reported. The boat driver and the operator of a different passing boat jumped into the h2o to try out to rescue Budzinski, who was pronounced useless at a clinic.


Pearson mentioned no foul perform is suspected and alcoholic beverages was not a issue. “It was a horrible accident,” she explained.

As information of the accident spread, a vigil was held Sunday night at Glen Allen Higher Faculty, the place Budzinski was a rising senior and performed soccer and other sports.

“It was a really happy, enjoyment final day on Earth for her,” her mother, Monica Budzinski, said at the vigil. “She was content, laughing, acquiring a good time and which is the way I’m going to try to remember her.”

Mark Budzinski still left the Blue Jays in the 3rd inning of the 2nd video game of the team’s doubleheader in opposition to the Rays on Saturday after studying of his daughter’s demise.

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