Boy found dead at playground in southwestern Minnesota, police say
A 9-year-old boy was found dead at a playground in southwestern Minnesota on Wednesday afternoon, according to police.
Police Chief Eric Schwarzrock identified the boy as Gavin Ludewig. His death, which happened at a playground in Comfrey, Minn., a small city in Brown County, remains under investigation.
Authorities were called to the playground about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to Schwarzrock. When they arrived, they found the boy tangled in a swing, he said.
He was pronounced dead at Springfield Medical Center.
Schwarzrock did not say whether anyone was at the playground and saw the incident.
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