11-Year-Old Texas Boy Dies after Being Impaled by Iron Fence

Texas boy, 11, dies after being accidentally impaled on fence

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According to police, the boy, who had not been identified, was one of several minors who climbed a fence to access a locked pool area at Ladera Palms Apartments, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. When security officers told the youths to leave, they ran away and climbed a fence, the newspaper reported.

Police said the child “possibly lost his footing and was accidentally impaled by the iron fence,” according to KTVT.

The boy was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:05 p.m., the television station reported.

Officials at the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's office have not yet declared a cause of death, WFAA reported.

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