Groveton boy dies after accidental strangulation by rope swing

Groveton boy dies after accidental strangulation by rope swing

GROVETON, TX (KTRE) - A 7-year-old Groveton boy died at a Lufkin hospital Thursday night after he accidentally got tangled in a rope swing and strangled himself.

"This is a horrible tragedy that happened to a good family," said Trinity County Sheriff Woody Wallace. "We're asking the community to pray for this family."

Wallace said an autopsy performed in Beaumont ruled out the possibility of foul play.

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