Upstate New York boy, 10, dies after being trapped under snow pile: Cops

PENDLETON, N.Y. – 

Police say they believe the boy was digging a tunnel when it collapsed on him.

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The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office hasn’t released the name of the child.

Authorities in western New York say a 10-year-old boy has died after being trapped under a pile of snow from this week’s storm.

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The Northeast was in dig-out mode Wednesday, a day after a treacherous storm packing strong winds and accompanying plummeting temperatures left some residents dealing with rock-hard ice and others with more than 2 feet of snow in upstate New York. (AP)
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Parts of the county received more than 2 feet of snow from the storm that started Tuesday and lasted into Wednesday.

An investigation is ongoing. Police believe the death was accidental.
on Wednesday. The boy was taken to Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police responded to a call about a child trapped in snow in Pendleton in Niagara County around 3:40 p.m.