JSO responds to unresponsive child in need

JACKSONVILLE, Fla — Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office states that Friday night at approximately 7:55 p.m. JSO and the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department responded to the 9100 block of Monette Road in reference to a report of a child in need of medical assistance.


Upon arrival, officers located an unresponsive 11-year-old boy. Officers learned that the child had been playing in a large pile of dirt in the front yard of a private residence. Preliminary investigation at the scene reveals that the child was digging a tunnel in the pile of dirt when the dirt collapsed on him trapping the child beneath the surface of the dirt when the pile collapsed on him.

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Several neighbors assisted with removing the child from the collapsed tunnel and JFRD personnel transported the child to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

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Detectives from the JSO Homicide Unit and Crime Scene Unit are presently conducting the investigation. There are no indications of foul play as this appears to be a very sad and tragic accident.

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