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8-year-old Wisconsin child killed playing baseball, sheriff's office says

Posted at 10:14 AM, Aug 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-30 11:14:39-04

TOWN OF MISHICOT, Wis. -- An 8-year-old child was killed while playing baseball Wednesday afternoon, the Manitowoc County Sheriff's Office says.

It happened in the Town of Mishicot around 1:45 p.m. Wednesday. Deputy Inspector Jason Orth said in a news release that it appears as if the child was unintentionally hit in the head by a baseball.

The victim was taken to Aurora Medical Center in Two Rivers, where they later died despite live-saving efforts from EMS.

No criminal activity is believed to be involved, Deputy Inspector Orth said.

The victim's name and cause of death will be released at a later time.