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Boy dies on rope swing

Post by HiJo on Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:04 pm

A 10-year-old boy accidentally hanged himself while playing on a rope swing, police said.
The schoolboy had been playing on ropes, which were hanging from trees, in Hutton Woods, near Boosbeck, Cleveland, on Saturday night.
The circumstances of exactly how the boy came to be trapped are still being investigated by Cleveland Police, but officers are treating it as a tragic accident.
Local councillor Peter Spencer, who represents Hutton ward on Redcar and Cleveland Council, said the community was in shock at the devastating news. "It is terrible when something like this happens," he said. "It is even more tragic when it happens to someone so young... The whole of the community is shocked by it because it is something you do not expect would happen here."


This is so sad. Little boys and rope swings, they're drawn to each other like magnets. So sorry for his family.
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Post by Lou on Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:41 pm

What an awful accident. Both of mine love going up to a walk near the Abbey round here, because someone's made a rope swing. You just don't think of anything like this happening.

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