Boy Scout Accidentally Hangs Himself In Effort To Get Merit Badge
A. J. Underwood, 10, was found hanging from his top bunk in his Oneonta, AL home.
“There’s absolutely nothing to indicate he did this on purpose,” Oneonta Police Chief James Chapman said. “He had been in good spirits, he was making good grades.”
The family was headed to a birthday party when A.J.’s mother checked on the boy. She found A.J., one of four children, hanging from the same rope he’d been given to practice knot tying, police said.
Neighbors called 911, but attempts to resuscitate the boy were unsuccessful and A.J. was pronounced dead at a local hospital.