Floral Park neighborhood in shock over teen's accidental death

A Floral Park neighborhood is in shock Friday after learning about the accidental death of a 13-year-old boy.

Police say Julio Sanchez was strangled by a rope swing while playing with friends in a wooded area of Elmont. Sanchez somehow got entangled in the rope. The boys friends desperately tried to free him; one boy even tried biting through the rope.

Family friends say the Sanchezs mother is devastated and neighbors of the seventh-grader expressed sadness and shock at the news.

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday.

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