LANCASTER, S.C. -- A 4-year-old Lancaster boy was hospitalized after nearly hanging himself at a local daycare.

Investigators tell NBC Charlotte the boy was found with a jump rope around his neck at the Burbee Place Daycare Center on West Meeting Street.

The other end of the rope was tied to a slide.

Staff members rushed to help the boy when they saw what happened.

He was airlifted to Levine Children s Hospital. His condition is unknown.

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