A four year old boy has sadly died in a freak accident when his coat hood became caught on a door handle.

Maison Hirstle was playing outside with his four brothers when his hood got caught and he then banged his head, knocking him unconscious.

His brother, TJ, unhooked him from the door knob and carried his body to their father, James Hirstle, 29, who performed CPR on the boy.

However he was rushed to Scarborough District Hospital where he was declared brain dead.

“He was a little hero that was too good for this earth. Maison … was just 4 years old and loved to play with his brothers Preston (aged five) Darcy (aged 11) Exley (aged two) and TJ (aged 16),” a family friend wrote. “Maison was a happy little boy who did not deserve to be taken away from his family.”

Such a terrible thing to happen. You would never fear anything like this ever happening to your child.

Our thoughts are with the family.

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  • Indeed a freak accident. Something that you could never see coming!


  • So sad and it certainly was a horiffic freak accident. We think we are doing the right thing putting our children in hoodies so they can use the hood to keep their head or just their ears warm.


  • Oh! What a terrible accident! What a sad moment for his family! :-(


  • So very sad for the whole family.


  • How terrible !
    Thinking about and praying for the family.


  • Oh that’s horrible. I feel for his family :(


  • What a freak, horrendous accident. Poor family!


  • what a horrible accident! Condolences to the family x


  • How was the child left alone for long enough to strangle himself? Or díd the knock on the head kill him? I’m alwaÿs catching my clothes onbits of furnitûre. Very frustrating


  • It’s hard to imagine losing a child so quickly. My condolences to the family.


  • A horrible accident,you just don’t know these things will happen.R.I.P Maison.


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