10-year-old recovering after nearly hanging self on basketball n - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

10-year-old recovering after nearly hanging self on basketball net

Posted: Updated:
  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • Veteran to walk the length of Illinois to raise awareness

    Veteran to walk the length of Illinois to raise awareness

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:46:30 GMT
    The distance from Cairo, Illinois to the Wisconsin border is 435 miles. Will Trow will walk every mile.
    The distance from Cairo, Illinois to the Wisconsin border is 435 miles. Will Trow will walk every mile.
  • Debate about whether “Right to Farm” is right for Missouri

    Debate about whether “Right to Farm” is right for Missouri

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:45 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:45:00 GMT
    It’s a heavily debated issue that will come to a vote on the August ballot. It’s called "Right to Farm" or Amendment 1.Many farmers say it would protect them from too much government regulation, but other locals say it would keep the government from protecting the environment.
    It’s a heavily debated issue that will come to a vote on the August ballot. It’s called "Right to Farm" or Amendment 1.Many farmers say it would protect them from too much government regulation, but other locals say it would keep the government from protecting the environment.
  • Anna Fire Department to receive FEMA grant

    Anna Fire Department to receive FEMA grant

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:42:55 GMT
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded $1,607,356 in grants to eight communities throughout Illinois.
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded $1,607,356 in grants to eight communities throughout Illinois.
LINCOLNTON, NC (WBTV) -

A ten-year-old boy in Lincoln County boy is recovering after accidentally hanging himself on a basketball net at his home Sunday morning.
 
According to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, the boy was playing basketball outside of his home along the 2800-block of Long Shoals Road on Sunday morning. 
 
That's when his grandmother looked outside and saw him hanging from the basketball goal and called his father.  
 
Deputies say the goal was only 61 inches off the ground.
 
WBTV has learned that the boy was cut down from the netting and a neighbor started giving him CPR.
 
The young boy was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln and then transferred to CMC-Main, in Charlotte.
 
He was listed in stable condition and alert Monday morning.
 
According to Rick Ellis, director of Lincoln County 911, the boy's family had difficulties getting through to dispatchers.
 
"It appears the caller called from a cell phone initially, and it may have gone to Gaston County, who tried to transfer it back and couldn't get a transfer," Ellis said. "What we believe happened is the caller (then) went to the neighbor's house and called 911 from a landline."
 
Ellis said it is not unusual for cell phone towers to confuse a caller's location and send their 911 call to the wrong county.
 
If possible, he recommends dialing 911 from a landline.
 
However, Ellis tells WBTV 73% of the calls that Lincoln County Dispatchers receive come from mobile devices.
 
His department is investigating why Sunday's calls were dropped.

Copyright 2014 WBTV. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.