Child playing with rope nearly hangs himself

A child in Norfolk was transported to an Omaha hospital after a rope became entangled around his neck Monday afternoon.

Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger said the Woodland Park incident involved a 7-year-old boy who appeared to have been playing with a rope tied to a tree.

The child was found off of the ground and not breathing about 2 p.m.

He did begin breathing following dispatch-aided CPR, Unger said.

The boy was taken from the scene by Norfolk Rescue and later transferred to an Omaha hospital with critical injuries.

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