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Posted: October 06, 2017

Falling gate kills boy at church


By KIRO7.com

MUKILTEO, Wash. —

Police are investigating after a gate fell on top of a child at a church in Mukilteo, killing him.

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The 10-year-old boy, of Everett, was in the parking lot of the Sulamita Slavic Church when a 20-foot wrought iron gate used to secure the parking lot collapsed, fire officials said Thursday evening.

An off-duty paramedic lifted the gate off the boy and attempted to resuscitate him, officials said. Assistant Fire Chief Brian McMahan said first responders found a bystander doing CPR on the boy, who was on the ground, when they arrived.

The boy was pronounced dead at the scene.

It was not clear if the boy attended the church’s Sulamita Christian School.

Police continue to investigate.

The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.


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