10-year-old Houston Boy Dies After Climbing Into Dryer While Playing Hide-and-seek

A 10-year-old boy playing hide-and-seek with his little brother died over after climbing inside a dryer during their game. The boys and other kids in their east Houston apartment complex were hiding and playing "Nerf gun wars" on Friday, police told KTRK-TV. Fernando Hernandez Jr. climbed inside a dryer in the complex laundry room.Paramedics performed CPR on Fernando, a third grader at Harris Elementary School. He was then rushed to a hospital where he later died."I don't know what happened," said his mother, Christina Rodriguez told the television station. "I was just inside cooking and my little son came inside and told me my son was dead on the floor."Rodriguez said Fernando had been playing with his 9-year-old brother."My boyfriend picked him up and brought him into the house," Rodriguez said. "He was purple and his eyes were open and he was gone."The Harris County Medical Examiner has not yet determined a cause of death."At this time, it appears it could be an accident," Houston police Detective Michael Arrington told the Houston Chronicle. "The juveniles were playing hide-and-seek, and the juveniles were the ones who found him unresponsive."  Continue reading...

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