The parents of a 14-year-old boy who died when his father fell off a trampoline during a swing at a pool in Maryland say they’re “heartbroken” over his death.
The boy was walking his trampolines on his father’s property in a suburb of Baltimore when the accident occurred in the summer of 2017, according to family members.
Family members say their son, Dylan DeJesus, was taken to a local hospital after suffering critical injuries.
The boy was pronounced dead on arrival.
His father, who was not named in the family’s statement, was also taken to the hospital.
The Maryland state Office of Emergency Services says the boy’s father, Michael DeJesus Jr., was walking a tramping path near his son’s home when he hit a metal fence post.
He was not wearing a helmet and fell onto the trampole, injuring his neck, according a statement from the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
The family says DeJesus was in critical condition and the boy was flown to Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., where he was pronounced brain dead.
They say their loss is a “tribute to his family and the care he has received from us since he passed away.”
The family released a video of Dylan De Jesus playing with the tramps’ trampoles and said he was wearing a red T-shirt with a white “Trampoline” logo.
The video, posted to the Trampole Tramps Facebook page, has been viewed more than 5 million times.