Kansas boy was doing chores when he died in farm machinery accident, sheriff says

A Kansas boy has died after an accident involving farm machinery, law enforcement said.

The Norton County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call at around 9:25 p.m. Monday of a missing child, Sheriff Troy Thomson said in a news release.

“A concerned parent (said) that their juvenile son had been doing chores and could not be found,” Thomson said. “Norton County Deputies arrived at the scene and the juvenile was located and had been involved in a farm machinery accident.”

The boy was pronounced dead at the scene by the county coroner, the sheriff said.

No additional information was released.

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