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Boy, 2, Dies After Dolphin Statue Falls on Him at Fisherman's Wharf

By    |   Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 08:47 AM

A 2-year-old boy was killed when a large metal statue of a dolphin toppled over on him in San Francisco's busy Fisherman’s Wharf district.

The child, who was visiting San Francisco with his family from Utah, was playing on with or around the statue – a 6-foot-tall metal dolphin located on the sidewalk in front of a business – when it fell over, reported Reuters.

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"Almost immediately, the boy had some complications and he was transported to San Francisco General Hospital," said Gordon Shyy, spokesman for the San Francisco Police Department.

Rachael Kagan, a spokeswoman for the hospital, said the boy arrived with a traumatic injury and was in critical condition before dying later that afternoon.

The city’s port authority mandates a blue-line system on sidewalks in the area that designates where businesses can display their property, so as not to impede the flow of traffic.

Shyy said the business was ticketed by police after Friday's accident, after being cited for the same infraction last year.

"Last summer, San Francisco was the host city for the America’s Cup, and this specific business was warned about their dolphin being outside the blue line," he said. "This business was warned this was a problem and a violation of that code."

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