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Child dies chasing pet inside elevator shaft


MANATEE, Florida — A 12-year-old Manatee boy has died after he was crushed by an elevator.

The Bradenton Herald ( ) reports that the boy had crawled into the elevator shaft in his home Saturday morning to look for his pet hamster.

The Manatee County Sheriff's Office said the elevator crushed the child, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Information from: The Bradenton (Fla.) Herald ,

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