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NY boy playing with brother fall into the icy river, dies

The boy fell into the Susquehanna River on Sunday.

(Fox 40)

A seven-year-old boy was playing outside his house in the north of the state of New York with his eight-year-old brother, before he fell through the ice of the Susquehanna River on Sunday and died, the researchers said, the identification of the child as Connor Brown of Conklin.

The mother of the boy was heard screaming and ran down and outside to try to save her son, Broome County Sheriff’s Lt.’m Harting added. Police say his mother and brother fell through the ice and were pulled from the water by the neighbors.

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Harting says the investigation is ongoing.

The Broome County Sheriff’s Department responded at approximately 5:50 pm on March 19, to reports that a child was trapped under the ice.

Multiple emergency vehicles responded to the scene around 6:19 pm, Conklin Fireman Nick Platt is the boy in the river nearby and pulled him out of the water; he was transported to Wilson Hospital.

The police determined that the boy had fallen into the river.

Conklin Fire Chief Bill Gorman said that his unit received reports a child was caught in the water and for a second child tried to pull the boy out.

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