Police are warning about the dangers of playing in snow following a nine-year-old boy’s death near Orangeville.
The boy died in hospital after being pulled from a snow bank around 3:30 p.m. Feb. 5.
Police responded to an emergency call at the boy’s home. The boy’s mother was present and accompanied him to the hospital.
Some reports state the boy had been buried in a snow fort, but police say these reports have not been confirmed.
Police do warn that children should be taught about the dangers heavy snow falling on them.
Ontario cities are using Twitter to warn families of the danger:
Tragic reminder of the dangers of playing in deep drifts and snowbanks. Boy dies after being discovered in snowbank. http://t.co/utSFfCezsQ
— CTV Kitchener (@CTVKitchener) February 6, 2014
Playing in the snow is so much fun. Remind children of the dangers of building tunnels & snow forts. Be aware & safe http://t.co/zfEqLW01ZH
— Cambridge Local 499 (@CPFFALocal499) February 6, 2014
Police are still investigating the incident and will not speculate about how the boy was buried in the snow bank.
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