Thu. Aug 18th, 2022

An 11-year-old boy in Indiana died Sunday night after he was injured by fireworks, authorities said.

Dispatchers in Posey County got a call just before 10 pm Sunday that the boy, Camrynn Ray McMichael, had been seriously injured during a “fireworks incident” in the city of Mount Vernon, Indiana State Police said in a statement Monday morning. He died en route to the hospital.

Details were not available Monday.

Camrynn had just finished fifth grade, and he was a dedicated member of both his school’s football and basketball teams, his mother, Kyrra Lynn, told NBC affiliate WFIE of Evansville.

“He died being a boy and playing with fireworks,” Lynn told WXIN-TV of Indianapolis. “A tragic freak accident, seriously. Fireworks are no joke, and when you think it will not be yours, in the blink of an eye it is. ”

Mount Vernon police are investigating, and the Posey County coroner has scheduled an autopsy for Tuesday.

The incident was not the only tragedy involving fireworks.

A man’s hand was blown off in a South Florida fireworks accident, forcing first responders to rush the severed hand to the hospital, authorities said Sunday.

The victim was not immediately identified, and the Broward County Sheriff’s Office could not be immediately reached for comment Monday to check on his condition.

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