Wenatchee boy, 12, dies in accidental hanging

WENATCHEE, Wash. -- Police say a 12-year-old boy hanged himself in Wenatchee, and it appears to be accidental.

Capt. Doug Jones told The Wenatchee World the boy was playing with a belt, putting it around his neck Tuesday, kidding around with his brother in a bedroom.

The brother left the room and another family member found the 12-year-old about 10 minutes later blue and unconscious. Rescue workers performed CPR and took him to Central Washington Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Jones said there are no indications the boy was suicidal.

His name has not been released. He was a student at Columbia Elementary School.


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