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6-Year-Old Boy Killed By Concrete Bird Bath

Not the bird bath in question (Photo by Steve Simzer via Shutterstock)
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A Lake Arrowhead boy died this weekend of injuries he sustained when a large concrete bird bath fell on him while he played in a South San Gabriel back yard. Six-year-old Hunter Thomas Mason Brule was playing in the yard with a dog Saturday evening when the bird bath crashed over onto his chest.

"An autopsy performed Tuesday concluded the boy died from blunt force trauma to his chest and the death was ruled accidental," the Daily News reports .

Responders found Brule not breathing, and though he was revived and rushed to the hospital, the child died of his injuries a few hours later.

"The boy was a student at Lake Arrowhead Elementary School," explains ROTWNews . "The district sent letters home with students about the youngster’s passing."

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