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Accident leads to death of a child
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On Sept. 10, 2015, first responders in Great Bend were summoned to the area of the Finer Mobile Home Park in reference to an injured 9-year-old male.
The young child appeared to have been involved in an accident which led him being choked unconscious.
Personnel from the Great Bend Fire/EMS were able to stabilize the young man and transported him to the hospital.
He died Tuesday as a result of his injuries.
The Great Bend Police Department has conducted a thorough investigation, and has no reason to suspect suicide or foul play of any type. The boy’s injuries appear to have been the result of an accident.
The police department will not be releasing any further information, due to the fact that the boy was a juvenile and out of respect for the privacy of his grieving family.
“The loss of this child is a blow to both his family, and to our community as a whole,” Chief Couch of the Great Bend Police Department said. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to this young man’s family and to the many friends he left behind.”
The boy was a student at Eisenhower Elementary School. Unified School District officials said a letter was sent home to fellow students explaining what happened and asking parents to be extra vigilant in watching their children who might show signs of distress.
In addition, counselors are on standby to help the students if necessary, officials said.