Boy nearly strangled by basketball hoop netting

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LINCOLNTON, N.C. — A boy is recovering at Carolinas Medical Center after being nearly hanged from a basketball hoop Sunday.

Investigators said the boy was shooting a basketball while standing on a milk crate at a court off Long Shoals Road in Lincolnton Sunday morning.

Officials say the boy got caught in the basketball net.

His grandfather performed CPR until paramedics arrived, and he was then flown to CMC in Charlotte.

The boy is expected to be OK.

Source: WSOC