Boy, 6, Accidentally Hangs Self With Jump Rope

The mother of a six-year-old boy discovered the body of her son hanging from a jump rope in an upstairs bedroom of the family home in Bury, England Friday.

The apparent accident happened while the youngster was playing with the jump rope with his sister, the PA news agency reported. Paramedics were called and the boy was taken to Fairfield Hospital in Bury where he died.

Police said there didn't appear to be any suspicious circumstances and the death was a freak accident.

One relative, who refused to be named, would only say his family was suffering too much to speak to the media at this time.

Sue McAvady, the headteacher of St. Joseph and St. Bede Primary School, said: "The school community was stunned to hear of the tragic death of Mason over the weekend. Mason loved school and had many friends. He was a happy boy and was always smiling. He will be very much missed by us all and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends."

Bury Council released a statement on behalf of the school, which read: "The school and the local authority are saddened to hear of the tragic death of Mason and our thoughts are with his family at this time. We will be doing everything we can to support his friends and family."

In a statement today, Greater Manchester Police said it found no evidence that a crime had been committed in relation to the death, which was reported at 5.20 p.m. on July 13.

"A police investigation into the circumstances surround the boy's death was launched, but there were not found to be any suspicious circumstances. The case has now been passed to the coroner."

Special prayers were said at St Joseph’s RC Church, the family’s parish church, over the weekend.