Boy on life-support after accidental hanging at school

Bearspaw School just west of Calgary, where a young child was found unconscious on Thursday, Dec....

Bearspaw School just west of Calgary, where a young child was found unconscious on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. (Darren Makowichuk/QMI AGENCY)

Nadia Moharib, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:31 AM ET

CALGARY – In what's being called a tragic accident, an eight-year-old boy is in grave condition after he apparently became hung on a lanyard he wore around his neck at a Calgary-area school.

The incident occurred Wednesday at lunch hour when the Grade 3 student -- whose mother teaches at the school -- apparently fell in a washroom stall at Bearspaw School. A cord around his neck holding a hall pass caught on a door, say QMI Agency sources.

The boy was discovered several minutes later by another student and efforts to revive him failed, said the source.


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