< img alt="( Source: Christina Rodriguez via KTRK/CNN)"
title=”( Source: Christina Rodriguez via KTRK/CNN)” border= “0” src =” http://MEREDITH.images.worldnow.com/images/16651926_G.png?auto=webp&disable=upscale&width=800&lastEditedDate=20180430105743″ width =” 180″/ >( Source: Christina Rodriguez via KTRK/CNN). (Meredith)– A 10-year-old boy who died while concealing in a dryer at a Houston apartment building
was electrocuted, authorities stated. The Harris County Medical Examiner’s workplace launched an autopsy on Monday for Fernando Hernandez Jr.
. Hernandez was playing hide-and-seek with other kids at the apartment building on Friday, when he apparently climbed into the clothes dryer, located in the common utility room. When his friends and 9-year-old sibling found him, he was unresponsive.
The young boy’s mom, Christina Rodriguez, informed KTRK she saw him drinking water about Thirty Minutes before his body was discovered.” I don’t know exactly what occurred, “the tearful mother said.” I was just inside cooking, and my little kid came within and informed me my (other) child
was dead.” Paramedics carried out CPR before transporting Hernandez to the healthcare facility, where he was noticable dead.
Following the event, the apartment building shut down the laundry room until more notice.
Police are still investigating, but stated it appears to be an accident.
Grief counselors visited Hernandez’s school, Harris Elementary, on Monday. The young boy attended the school with his 3 brother or sisters.
” We try to stay strong for one another. The instructors do a really good task of that and provide the support that we can,” said Trent Johnson, the school’s assistant principal.
Details from KTRK through CNN added to this story.
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