Boy Dies After Friends Bury Him Head First in Sandbox

A 10-year-old Everett boy has died in a Seattle hospital after an accident in a sandbox.

A spokeswoman for Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center confirms that Codey Porter died Monday.

In a statement, the boy's relatives say they appreciate "all the support and prayers" they have received and have decided to honor his memory by donating his organs.

Codey's family said earlier that the TV cartoon "Narutu" gave him and his friends the idea of burying him head first in a sandbox. They thought he was joking Saturday when he struggled.

Sheriff's deputies questioned the five children who were playing with Codey and say it was a tragic accident.