8-year-old boy trampled to death by cow

GEORGETOWN, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say an 8-year-old Massachusetts boy helping his father with the family’s cows was trampled to death when one of them was spooked.

The Essex District Attorney’s Office says the father and son were exercising some of the family’s 20 cows at their home in Georgetown when one apparently became startled and trampled the child. It happened around 12:45 p.m. Saturday.

8-year-old George Carter was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Massachusetts State Police are investigating the death.

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