12-Year-Old Boy Dies After Being Buried by Snow Bank
A 12-year-old boy was found dead Tuesday in upstate New York after he was buried under a snow bank.
Greenwich-Cambridge Police Chief George Bell said two boys were building a fort in the snow bank around the same time a Department of Public Works truck was plowing the area.
This is the snow bank on Rock St where one of the 12 y/o boys died. Cause still under investigation. pic.twitter.com/fGKMI2MikF
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A State Police K-9 unit found a sled, which belonged to one of the boys, covered in snow. Over a dozen police, firefighters and other investigators dug with their hands and shovels for 10 minutes as they removed hundreds of pounds of packed snow.
They first found one boy unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at the hospital at 10 p.m. The other boy was found alert and conscious.
Investigators are trying to determine how the boys became buried in the snow -- if their snow fort collapsed or if they were accidentally plowed in.
Watch the local report above.