12-year-old Lincolnton boy's death ruled accidental

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by NewsChannel 36 Staff

NewsChannel 36 Staff

Posted on May 12, 2011 at 3:59 PM

LINCOLNTON, N.C. -- Lincolnton police say a 12-year-old boy died Saturday after accidentally hanging himself while doing yard work.

Police say the boy and his father were doing some maintenance work at a family member's home. The father said his son had been using a weed-eater and he went to check on him when he no longer heard the sound of the engine.

The father found the boy unresponsive and called for help.

Police say the boy had accidentally hung himself with a rubber coated wire hanging from a tree outside the home.

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