HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A teen is “fighting for his life” after a dugout structure collapsed on an 18-year-old on Monday afternoon at 7th and Radnor Sports Park.
According to City of Harrisburg Communications Director Matt Maisel, the teen is part of the Harrisburg International League baseball league, which consists of older students from multiple area schools who had permission to play on the field, but did not have permission to build the structure.
According to Maisel, the dugout-like structure was built without permission and officials instructed those who set it up to take it down on Monday morning after seeing it Sunday night.
Around 3 p.m. on Monday, the structure collapsed on the teen while they were attempting to take it down, leaving him unable to breathe. The team’s coach Gerardo Diaz says he performed CPR until the boy woke up. He was taken to the hospital where he remains in grave condition.
No legal action is being planned by the city at this time and the field at 7th and Radnor is currently not available to use. The city is working to document the site and take pictures before they clear it out.
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