LINCOLNTON, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a 10-year-old North Carolina boy is in the hospital after he accidentally hanged himself on a basketball goal in his yard.

A news release from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office says the boy was outside playing basketball Sunday south of Lincolnton. His grandmother looked outside and saw him hanging from the goal netting. According to deputies, the goal was set about 5 feet off the ground.

Investigators say the boy’s father ran outside, cut away the netting, and began CPR. The boy was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln and then to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

A statement from the sheriff’s office Monday said the boy was in stable condition and alert.

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3 thoughts on “Boy Accidentally Hangs Self From Basketball Net

  1. Dangerous BlkMan on said:

    How much do you wanna bet that the boy has a different stroy to tell than the one the police are tryin to say. Whenever violence is directed towards a person of color they allways try to cover it up. Its never safe when you and groups of white people walking around your neighbor hood. Especially when they have their own version of the “hoodie” on.

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