A 10-year-old Niagara County boy has died after being trapped in a pile of snow

03.16.17 | Dee Haley

Playing in the snow turned deadly for a 10-year-old boy.

Niagara County sheriff deputies responded to call for a boy in Pendleton involving a 10-year-old trapped in a pile of snow yesterday afternoon.
 
Investigators believe he was digging a snow pile in a tunnel when it collapsed on him.
The boy was transported by Twin City Ambulance and pronounced dead at Millard Fillmore Hospital.
 
The name of the child is being withheld.

Officials believe the death was accidental, but continue to investigate.