Aiken Rd, Pendleton, NY

by Susan Rose

Snow Tunnel Collapses on Ten Year Old Boy

Tragedy in Pendleton

March 15, 2017 - 8:11 pm

Pendleton, NY (WBEN) -  Tragedy in Pendleton, NY Wednesday afternoon.   The Niagara County Sheriff's Office responded to a call of a 10 year old boy trapped in a pile of snow.  The boy had apparantly been digging a tunnel in the snow when it collapsed on him. 

The call came in about 3:40pm Wednesday from an address on Aiken Rd.   Rescuers reached the child and he was transported to Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital where he was pronounced dead of cardiac arrest. 

Parts of Niagara County received 2 feet of snow from a Winter storm that just ended a couple of hours earlier. 

The incident is being investigated by the Niagara County Sheriff's Office but it appears to be accidental.  The name of the boy is being withheld until family members are notified. 

He was a 4th grader in the Starpoint Central School District.  

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