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Discussion in 'Up to the Minute' started by Lovejac, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. Lovejac

    Lovejac These boys are my heartstrings!

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    http://fox2now.com/2014/09/15/12-year-old-accidentally-hangs-himself-on-a-backyard-swing/

    He was helping his dad do some chores in the backyard,’ said Maryland Heights Police Chief William Carson. ‘He was planning to go to a school dance that evening and was doing extra chores so he could go to the dance.’

    But when his dad went inside to take a phone call, Ethan began spinning on a homemade swing fashioned from a child`s pumpkin seat suspended by ropes hanging from a high tree branch.
     
  2. Frigga

    Frigga New Member

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    Oh my gosh, this is so sad! If that can happen to a 12 year old then imagine for little children. We have a homemade swing but its a rectangle. I will talk to my husband tonight, its in our front yard and neighborhood kids of all ages swing on it...
     
  3. Cracka*Jaxx

    Cracka*Jaxx Active Member

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    What is a 'pumpkin seat'?
     
  4. Hippiemomof5

    Hippiemomof5 Member

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    That is so terribly sad. :(
     
  5. al66pine

    al66pine New Member

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    My guess, something like this. Article says seat hung from tree branch &
    was "suspended by ropes":
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    just a guess.
     
  6. mommy23

    mommy23 There is no original thought....

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    Sorry, cannot figure out how to link on my phone, but that type of seat would be similar to an infant car seat.... eighties, nineties, there were seats similar to the infant bucket car seats we have now, but were NOT made for cars.... hth, and prayers to this young man's family!!!! I could not imagine:(
     
  7. Cracka*Jaxx

    Cracka*Jaxx Active Member

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    Thanks for the info. I can see how he could have gotten strangled while spinning fast, as I imagine any 12 year old would. At some point he must have put his head between two of the four ropes. His body weight would have held the ropes tight, preventing him from getting untangled or lifting himself up. Something to certainly be aware of. Just terrible. :(
     

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