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Police ID Boy Struck by Fence at Beach

Police deem incident as an accident.

Police have identified the toddler who died Tuesday after being struck by a fence at Ransom Beach as Philip Amico. Nassau County Detectives confirmed that Amico had died of injuries early Tuesday morning from being struck by a detached chain link fence at Ransom Beach Monday evening.

Police and fire responders headed to the beach at about 4:55 p.m. Monday after reports that a child was in traumatic arrest, police said. Responders reported that 18-month-old Amico was playing near an unattached chain link fence which fell on him. The fence caused a serious laceration to his head and he was airlifted to Nassau University Medical Center for treatment.

After several hours, police confirmed that Amico had died at 4:02 a.m. Tuesday.

Nassau County Police and local fire responders headed to the beach at about 4:55 p.m. Monday to reports of a child in traumatic arrest, police said. Responders reported that an 18-month-old boy struck in the head by an unattached chain link fence that he was playing near, police reported. The fence fell on the child and caused a serious laceration to his head, said police.

The child was airlifted to Nassau University Medical Center for treatment, reported detectives, who said he was pronounced dead Tuesday at 4:02 a.m., police said.

Detectives say there is no criminality being investigated and that the incident has been deemed an accident.

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