Young boy critically injured after playground accident

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LEHI, Utah (ABC4 News) – A young child was rushed to Primary Children’s Hospital after an accidental strangulation Tuesday evening.

Lehi City Fire officials said they were dispatch to a home in the area of 1700 West 400 South around 6:30 p.m. 

An elementary-school aged boy was playing on playground equipment at his home when he was hurt. 

According to Lehi Fire Captain Shad Hatfield, the boy became entangled in a jump rope attached to the play equipment, and he was “accidentally strangled while going down the slide.”

The child was airlifted to the hospital in critical condition.

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