A nine-year-old boy died from serious injuries after getting tangled on a rope and trampled by a horse on his family’s farm in Fouke, Arkansas.
According to Miller County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson, on Tuesday evening the boy along with his younger brother were playing on the farm and collecting chicken eggs, when the boy grabbed a rope and tried to place it on his family’s horse. According to Miller County Sheriff’s Office the specific ways in which the horse caused injuries upon the boy are unknown, though it appears that he was tangled in the rope causing him to be trampled.
At approximately 5:13 p.m. LifeNet along with Miller County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the family’s farm on North County Road 43 in Fouke, Arkansas.
Upon arrival, officials found the child in a small pasture severely injured, treating him immediately while waiting for LifeNet Air to arrive, then promptly airlifting him to Arkansas’ Children Hospital with critical injuries.
Though the case was assigned to an investigating detective, officials say there’s no reason to believe there was any foul play involved. “As far as when we say investigation there’s no reason for us to think there was any foul play, it was just an accident and it is very unfortunate,” explained a Miller County Sheriff’s spokesperson.
Since the accident, Facebook has filled with thousands of comments from the community expressing support toward this family, lamenting this horrific mishap. “Apparently he was a well liked little boy,” said a Miller County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson.