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Boy Dies in Accidental Hanging on Maui Preparatory Academy Campus

MAUIWatch/ Anthony Goodrich.

*****UPDATE 11/18/19 AT 6:00 P.M.*****

On November 15, 2019, 11-year-old John Mihall, the victim in a Miscellaneous Accident, passed away at the Kapiolani Children’s Medical Center on O‘ahu as a result of an accidental hanging on the Maui Preparatory Academy campus.

On November 7, 2019, at about 8:00 p.m. Mihall was found unresponsive on the school’s campus. He was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center before being transferred to the Kapiolani Children’s Medical Center for further treatment.


On November 7th, 2019 at about 8:00 p.m., Lahaina Patrol Officers were assigned to respond to the Maui Preparatory Academy, 4910 Honoapiilani Highway in Napili, to investigate the circumstances of an eleven (11) year old boy found unresponsive with an unknown object wrapped around his neck.

Upon Police arrival, Maui Fire Department had already taken over CPR of the 11 year old victim.

Upon the arrival of medics, CPR was continued and they were able to regain a pulse.  The juvenile victim remained unconscious and was transported in critical condition by ambulance to the Maui Memorial Medical Center Emergency Room.

At this time there are no indications of foul play.  This is investigation is on-going and no further information is available at this time.



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