CHARLOTTE, N.C. — An 11-year-old Charlotte girl is in the hospital after a freak accident involving a rope swing.
WSOC is reported that T’kaiya Massey nearly hanged herself while playing on a makeshift rope swing in Charlotte.
The 11-year-old is fighting for her life after family members said she somehow got tangled in a rope and ended up hanging from a makeshift swing while playing with friends last week.
Family performed CPR until paramedics arrived. The girl is now in the ICU with swelling on the brain, her family says.
“I know she’s a fighter and she’s fighting hard,” her aunt said.
A Facebook page dedicated to T’kaiya is covered with prayers and words of support.
A local church hosted a community vigil for T’kaiya this week.