Cow tramples boy to death on father’s farm during exercise routine


George Carter with his father and sister 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A little boy was killed while doing an exercise routine with his father's cows on a family farm, according to police in Massachusetts.

Georgetown police said that the incident unfolded on Saturday around 12:30 p.m.

8-year-old George Carter was helping his father exercise the cows when one of the 20 animals became startled. The cow proceeded to trample the boy.

The child suffered severe injuries and was taken to the Anna Jacques Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. According to the police investigation, the boy exercised the cows that were to be presented at a cattle fair.

Carter's father shared the devastating news on GoFundMe, and asked family and friends to help him out with expenses related to his son’s death.

“Jackie O'Sullivan and I lost our 8-year-old son George today in a freak accident. We were preparing to show our farm animals at the Barnstable fair, and he was exercising the cows.

“In an instant, the animal got spooked and dragged him to his death. I know this is said all the time, but anyone who knew George loved him. Our family is suffering incredible sorrow and hardship at this time, and any support is appreciated,” the boy’s father wrote on GoFundMe.