A physical fight at a trampoline park in California resulted in the death of a 10-year-old boy, Anthony Duran after he lost consciousness and collapsed.
According to KFSN, the incident occurred on April 13th while Duran was playing basketball with his friends at the Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park in Merced.
During the basketball game, a fight broke out between Duran and another child, which ended in the young boy collapsing to the ground.
Witnesses at the scene said that all the other children fled while bystanders rushed to Duran’s aid.
CPR was immediately administered until first responders arrived and transported Duran to a local hospital.
Despite efforts to save his life, he succumbed to his injuries four days later.
The Merced Police Department is conducting an investigation into the incident and has interviewed 35 witnesses, including staff, parents, and children.
They have also obtained surveillance video footage of the incident. The Merced County Coroner’s Office is conducting an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.
Autopsy: Anthony Duran’s cause of death
The autopsy report is expected to shed light on the cause of Duran’s untimely death, which has left his family, friends, and community in shock and mourning.
The incident has also raised concerns about safety regulations at trampoline parks, and whether enough measures are in place to prevent such accidents from happening.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, trampoline parks have become increasingly popular in recent years, but they also pose a significant risk of injury, especially for children.
The organization recommends that children under six years of age should not use trampolines and that older children and teenagers should be closely supervised to prevent injuries.
In light of this tragic incident, many are calling for stricter regulations and safety protocols at trampoline parks.
The Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park has released a statement expressing their condolences to Duran’s family and saying they are cooperating fully with the police investigation.
The Merced County District Attorney’s Office is also reviewing the case with police to determine if any charges will be filed.
The death of Anthony Duran is a tragic reminder of the potential dangers of trampoline parks and the need for increased safety measures.
It is also a sobering reminder that accidents can happen anywhere, at any time, and that we must always be vigilant in ensuring the safety of ourselves and those around us.
Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Anthony Duran during this difficult time.