10-year-old boy in critical condition after home accident in Puna
A child is in critical condition following a home accident incident in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision in Puna.
On Thursday morning, 10:34 a.m. Puna Patrol officers along with Hawai‘i Fire Department personnel responded to a residence located off of the 15-1300 block of 22nd Avenue in The Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision for a report of a 10-year-old male who was not breathing.
Medics immediately began CPR on the victim and transported him to the Hilo Medical Center.
Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigation Section responded to the residence and Hilo Medical Center Emergency Room for continued investigation. It was determined that the victim was playing with a sibling in their home when he accidentally rendered himself unconscious by tying a piece of clothing around his neck.
The sibling was able to free the victim and told his mother who immediately called 911 and began CPR until the arrival of medics.
The victim is listed in critical condition and was transported to the Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women & Children on O‘ahu for advanced treatment.
Police ask anyone who may have information relative to this case is encouraged to call Detective Zenas Pacheco of the Area I Criminal Investigation Section at 808-961-2384, or at [email protected].