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Boy buried by snow bank dies

A boy who was partially buried in the snow in front of his Fort Richmond home last week has died.

The boy, 9, was removed from life support over the weekend, a neighbour confirmed Sunday night.

The child was rushed to hospital in critical condition Wednesday evening after a snow bank next to the walk by his home collapsed on him. Police believe the boy was digging a snow fort or a tunnel in the snow when the bank gave way.

Paramedics were called to the home at about 8 p.m., though it’s not known how long he was in the snow prior to being discovered by his mother.

Neighbours say they heard the mother screaming for help and quickly rushed out to help dig the boy out. When he was pulled out, someone began administering CPR until paramedics arrived.

The boy attended Ryerson School in Fort Richmond. Counselling services are being provided to any students or staff who require help, an official with the Pembina Trails School Division said last week.

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Updated on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 4:06 PM CST:
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