Teenager dies from injuries sustained in explosion
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AMMON — A 14-year-old Idaho Falls boy died from his injuries Monday after he was struck by a projectile from a homemade gun or cannon.
The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office reports two teenage boys were using powders and materials in a backyard shed to construct a small homemade gun or cannon that would launch a small projectile. During this process, an explosion occurred causing a piece of wood to penetrate the victim’s chest that ultimately led to the fatal injury.
The victim’s mother and arriving deputies attempted first aid and CPR until ambulance personnel arrived and transported him to the hospital.
The teenager has not been identified.