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Homemade Swing Leads to Backyard Accident

A tragic accident claimed the life of a child in a community just southwest of San Antonio over the weekend.

According to official reports, the boy, Jeremiah Martinez, 8, was playing in his backyard by himself. It is apparent that he was playing on a homemade rope swing and accidentally strangled himself. The person who found the boy is not being named in public reports at this time. The child was transported to University Hospital in San Antonio where he, sadly, passed away from his injuries. The sheriff’s office in La Salle County is not releasing any further details, citing the fact that the incident remains under investigation.

It is unknown at this time whether the child constructed the swing on his own or it was built for him. It is expected that further details about the incident will be released once the investigation has been completed.

The Cotulla boy was a popular student at Ramirez-Burks Elementary School. Grief counselors were on hand when students returned to school and answered any questions that the children had. Children were encouraged to share stories about Jeremiah as well as their feelings about the accident.

A GoFundMe page was set up for the Martinez family. You can make a donation by clicking here. Monies raised will go to help the family pay for funeral expenses.

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