9-year-old boy dies in playground accident in southern Minnesota

The tragic incident happened in Comfrey, Brown County.
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A 9-year-old boy has died in a tragic playground accident in southern Minnesota.

Eric Schwarzrock, the Chief of Police in Comfrey, says the incident happened at 112 Eastern Avenue at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, at the east end of town.

There they found Gavin Ludewig, 9, suffering from injuries he had sustained in an "playground accident."

Attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced dead a short time later at the Springfield Medical Center.

The details of how the accident happened have not been shared at this stage.

Attending the scene was the Comfrey First Responders, Springfield Ambulance, Brown County Sheriff's Office and North Memorial Air Care and the Comfrey Police Department.

Comfrey is a small city in Brown County, with a population of around 375 people.

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