12-year-old New York boy dies after being rescued from snow bank

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Police say a 12-year-old upstate New York boy has died after he and a friend were rescued from a large snow bank in Washington County. (KTRK)

Police say a 12-year-old upstate New York boy has died after he and a friend were rescued from a large snow bank in Washington County.

Greenwich-Cambridge Police Chief George Bell says the boys were playing in a snow mound on Rock Street while a Department of Public Works truck was plowing the area around the same time on Tuesday.

Bell says a K-9 found one boy's sled after they were reported missing around 5 p.m.

A shoveling crew freed the first boy, who was unresponsive. He was rushed to Saratoga Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after 10 p.m.

The second boy was found about an hour later. He was conscious and alert.

It's unclear whether the plow buried the boys or if their snow fort collapsed.
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