7-Year-Old Found Hanging From Swing Set, Flown To Hospital

SHENANGO TWP. (KDKA) — A 7-year-old girl was rushed to the hospital this weekend after being found hanging from a swing set in Lawrence County.

It happened around 7 p.m. Saturday in Shenango Township.

Shenango Township Police say the incident was believed to be an accident. Her parents were home at the time.

The girl was playing on a jungle gym that featured a large braided rope. One strand of the rope became loose, which led to the child being caught in it.

“Fire, EMS, police arrived on scene, the child was already freed from the piece of equipment, Emergency personnel did have to resuscitate her because she was choking on the piece of equipment,” said Shenango Township police officer Darrin Cwynar.

Paramedics were successful in restoring her breathing, but the girl was reportedly not speaking when she was taken from the scene.

The girl was rushed by ambulance to the Lawrence County Fairgrounds and then flown to Children’s Hospital.

Her condition is not known.

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