A 13-year-old boy who was playing in a snow mound with a friend on Tuesday died tragically after a sanitation truck inadvertently buried them in snow.
Joshua Demarest and a friend were playing in a large snow mound created by the Department of Public Works crews clearing streets. The boys had burrowed into the back of the mound when a truck dumped more snow, burying both boys.
A police search dog found one boy’s sled after they were reported missing around 5 p.m. Workers and police frantically used shovels and their hands to free the boys but Demarest was unresponsive. The second boy, 12, was found about an hour later. He is recovering at home.