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Forum Communications, Published December 28 2012

10-year-old dies in Minnesota sledding accident

DASSEL, Minn. – A 10-year old girl from North Carolina died Thursday after a sledding accident at her grandparents’ home in rural Dassel.

According to the Meeker County Sheriff’s office, emergency crews were called to the Craig and Barbara Kay residence in Dassel Township at 3:33 p.m. Thursday to a backyard sledding accident involving the couple’s granddaughter, who was visiting from Fayetteville, N.C.

The girl had been sledding down a hill with other children in the backyard when her sled hit a raised stump and she was thrown from the sled, according to Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin.

Gold Cross Ambulance transported the girl to Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield, where she died.

The children were under adult supervision and this appears to be a tragic accident, Norlin said.