Tragic Death At Airline Mobile Home Park in Midland County

By Sylvia Gonzalez
Newswest 9

MIDLAND COUNTY - An empty lot  is where a tragedy took place yesterday around 5 in the afternoon, although details are limited we do know that a 9 year old boy lost his life.

According to Sheriff Painter some kids were playing at this lot even though there are no slides, merry go rounds or even swings kids from this mobile home park come here to play.
Painter says that a group of them were playing, all but one decided to go to a residence near by this lot. When they noticed that he didn't come in they went looking for him.
This is when they found him with a hose wrapped around his neck. Sheriff Painter says every time a child loses their life is hard on everyone.
"It's a very sad event ,it's not something that you would send something out on, its something that I think every household that has children hug your children, give them a kiss, give them a hug tell them you love them do whatever you can to protect them be there for them," Painter said.

One neighbor who did not want to be on camera told us she normally sees and hears kids play at the empty lot, she tells us this was just a horrible accident.

Sheriff Painter does not suspect any foul play in this tragic death,but tells us they are still investigating.

It should take 3 to 4 days for a preliminary report and 6 to 8 weeks for the final report.