An 18- month-old child, identified as Phillip Amico, was injured by a falling fence at a beach in Bayville monday afternoon and airlifted to Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow where the boy was later pronounced dead at 4:02 a.m.
The child was struck by a piece of fencing at Ransom Beach about 4:55pm, Nassau police said.
There are a lot of unanswered questions, among them, why was the fence propped up against the wall of the Town of Oyster Bay’s maintenance office in the first place?
Michael Murray says he was at the beach on Sunday.
“I always wondered why there was a fence there,” he said. “It caused me concern that there was vandalism. Certainly a lot of kids in the area.”
The Town of Oyster Bay runs the beach. A spokeswoman wouldn’t comment citing the ongoing police investigation. She did note the beach closed after Labor Day.
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