Child critically injured in rope accident

July 31, 2018

A child was transported to an Omaha hospital after he became entangled with a rope around his neck Monday afternoon.

Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger said the Woodland Park incident involved a 7-year-old boy who appeared to have been playing with a rope tied onto a tree.

The child was found off of the ground and not breathing at about 2 p.m.

The little boy did begin breathing again following dispatch-aided CPR, Unger said.

The boy was taken from the scene by Norfolk Rescue and later transferred to an Omaha hospital with critical injuries.

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