Cory Denoncourt died in a snowbank tragedy following innocent play out in the snow. The 10-year-old boy was outside his Greece, N.Y. apartment building Wednesday night when the tragedy occurred. 13Wham.com reported Dec. 20 that Cory was pronounced dead Thursday night at the hospital.
The young boy attended Craig Hill Elementary School and they are greatly mourning the loss of him.
Cory was digging a snow tunnel in the snow when he fell face first into a hole approximately three-feet deep. He got trapped and was unable to get out. Authorities said Cory was joined by another friend building forts. When he got stuck in the snow, other kids from around the apartment complex tried to help in getting him out. Cory was later taken to the Strong Memorial Hospital in critical condition. He died at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, according to a USA Today report.
A team of crisis counselors will be available at the elementary school following the Cory Denoncourt snowbank tragedy.
Police are strongly urging parents to watch young young children while they are playing in large piles of snow and telling them they should never play alone.
A collection for Cory's family has been set up by Craig Hill Elementary School. Those wanting to donate any funds to them can be done by calling at 585-966-4500.
The Cory Denoncourt snowbank incident is a terribly sad instance in which a child was not aware of the dangers with large amounts of snow in one place. It is often unpredictable what can occur while making structures with snow or being beneath it at any given time. Children have little strength in getting out of a trapped situation in snow, as do many adults.