BREAKING: 16-Year-Old Dies in Fatal Sledding Accident in Lewiston

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By: Staff Reporter

On February 6th, 2021 at 10:14 hours, the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received a 911 call reporting an accident on the sledding hill at the Clyde L. Burmaster Park in the Town of Lewiston.

Responding members of the Town of Lewiston Police Department and Niagara County Sheriff’s Office located and confirmed two injured parties, a sixteen year old female and a three year old male. The two were apparently riding a sledding tube when they struck a tree at the bottom of the hill.

Members of the Pekin Fire Company and Tri Community Ambulance responded to the scene to render aid. The two were then transported by ambulance to the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital in Buffalo for treatment.

Subsequent to arrival at the hospital, the female was pronounced deceased due to her injuries. The male was treated and released. The incident is under investigation by the Town of Lewiston Police Department and the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office. The sledding hill at the Clyde L. Burmaster Park is closed at this time.


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