Bale of hay falls on 9-year-old girl in Fond du Lac County, suffers serious injuries

FOND DU LAC COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A 9-year-old girl is seriously hurt after a large hay bale fell on her in the township of Eden. 

Fond du Lac County officials were called to Sunny Road around 2:50 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24. 

According to the Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Office, an investigation revealed three children, all of whom are related to one another, were chasing after kittens in a barn. Two of the children climbed up onto two large hay bales that were stacked on top of one another while the 9-year-old girl was on the ground level. Officials say the hay bales tipped over and trapped the 9-year-old girl under the hay bale. 

Two adults were able to rescue the girl from underneath the hay bale. 

The girl was flown via ThedaStar medical helicopter to Children's Wisconsin with serious injuries. 

The incident is not considered suspicious and none of the other children were injured. 

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