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Holly Twp. teen found hanging from playground equipment dies

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Playground equipment at the Davisburg Elementary School in Springfield Township. Playground equipment at the Davisburg Elementary School in Springfield Township.
Playground equipment at the Davisburg Elementary School in Springfield Township. Playground equipment at the Davisburg Elementary School in Springfield Township.
GRAND BLANC, Mich. (WJBK) -

Police say a 15-year-old Holly Township boy involved a freak accident on a local playground has died.

Lt. Christopher Wundrach from the Oakland Co. Sheriff's Office says the boy died Thursday night. He was found Tuesday hanging from a piece of playground equipment at the Davisburg Elementary School in Springfield Township.

Police say someone called 911 and responding deputies and the Springfield Fire Department found the teenager hanging by his neck. He had a faint pulse and was taken to Genesys Hospital in Grand Blanc.

Deputies say the incident appears to be a tragic accident. The teen was with an 18-year-old woman at the time of the accident.

According to police, the teen was playing on a zip-line when he got tangled in the chain and rubber rope used to hold onto. Deputies used bolt cutters to free the young man, and the "rope" was taken off of the zip-line before being taken to the OCSO Forensic Lab for examination.

An autopsy was planned for Friday morning by  the Genesee County Medical Examiner's Office.

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