Child dies after choking by electrical cord in NY

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Posted: Jul 09, 2011 8:01 PM
Child dies after choking by electrical cord in NY

Police on New York's Long Island are investigating the death of a 2-year-old girl who was choked by the electrical cord of an air conditioner.

Malana Ingram was rushed to a hospital where she was pronounced dead just before 1 p.m. Saturday.

Police say the child got entangled in the cord, which was attached to an air conditioner installed in a wall about 6 feet off the floor at her home in Greenlawn, about 35 miles east of New York City. She was found by a family member.

Both family members and police performed CPR on the child before she taken to the hospital.