Boy found dead in Union Township

UNION — Police are investigating the death of a 15-year-old boy after he was found outside a house around 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Police are not releasing the name of the boy and few details about the situation were available.

But according to a press release, the boy died as a result of being trapped in a rope swing.

The Berks County Coroner’s office said an autopsy is scheduled for Thursday evening. Right now, police said the death is being considered accidental.

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