An 11-year-old girl is said to have been strangled to death by accident while she was on a video call with friends, writes Manchester Evening News.
The incident occurred in Widnes, Cheshire, England.
The eleven-year-old boy was found unconscious by his mother after wrapping himself in a rope in a swing on the morning of May 23.
He suffered a severe brain injury from lack of oxygen, and died at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool five days later.
First time revived
A report on the death, issued by Warrington Coroner’s Court, stated that the mother found her daughter after going out to ask her to supervise their McDonald’s delivery.
The mother is said to have screamed when she saw her daughter and alerted a neighbor who jumped over the fence to help. Subsequently, cardiopulmonary resuscitation was performed on the young girl, writes the Manchester Evening News.
The girl’s heart stopped when the ambulance arrived at her home in Tedder Square in Cheshire.
Attempts to revive him continued during the trip to Whiston Hospital. He finally regained his heartbeat, but remained unconscious. Shortly after, he was transferred to the Children’s Hospital in Liverpool.
Severe brain damage
There, a CT scan showed that he had suffered a serious brain injury, according to the report. The neurosurgeons at the hospital decided that there was nothing they could do to help the young girl.
He died on May 28.
A note read out during the trial, which investigated his death, showed that the eleven-year-old was healthy and fine until the episode of suffocation occurred.
The Manchester Evening News gained access to the documents after the hearing took place on December 6.
– He was last seen playing in the garden at home while he was video chatting with friends. The mother later found her unconscious trapped in a swing, said the doctor who treated the girl at Alder Hey, Carla Thomas.
“Certified introvert. Devoted internet fanatic. Subtly charming troublemaker. Thinker.”