11-year-old Oildale boy dies by suicide

BAKERFIELD, Calif. - 23ABC learned from the Kern County Coroner on November 15 that the 11-year-old passed away on November 6.

Court documents show Kern County Sheriff's deputies were called to an Oildale residence on October 28 for reports of an attempted suicide.

The boy's mother told deputies she found her son hanging in his bedroom closet by a sweater.

The mother said she pulled him from the makeshift noose and called 911. Deputies performed CPR when they got there and the boy was then taken to the hospital for further treatment.

He passed away on November 6.

If you or someone you know needs help, call the Kern County Mental Health Hotlines: (24/7)

Suicide Prevention Hotline:  1-800-273-8255

Crisis Hotline:  1-800-991-5272


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