His Last Game: 14-Year-Old Boy Passed Away From Injuries After A Basketball Backboard Fell On Him

Date June 27, 2018

14-year-old Indiana boy passed away in hospital after the basketball backboard fell on him at his home. The teenager was reportedly playing with his younger sister on Friday evening that turned out to be the last game for the talented kid.

Nolan Gerwels was having fun with his younger sister on the indoor court in the South Bend suburb of Granger. The kids were playing basketball when unexpectedly the rim, backboard, and supporting bracket dispatched from the wall and hit the 14-year-old boy. Nolan was immediately transferred to hospital where he was later announced dead due to the heavy injuries. Law enforcement officers claimed the incident was an unusual case, so they will spend some time investigating about the safety of the attached basketball backboard.

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The family of the deceased boy is desperate. Nolan’s mother, Margaret Gerwels, claimed her son was an excellent student and loved playing basketball with his sister. He was going to apply to a freshmen team at Marian High School in Mishawaka the next year where he wanted to continue his education:

This is horrific and overwhelming. We are a close family, so everyone bears this heavy weight of his absence. He was so, so loved by everyone.

The odd accident hit the Internet and immediately became the target of grief comments. People are shocked how a peaceful indoor game could result in a fatal outcome.

We hope Nolan found a better place in another world and wish the family stay strong to overcome the sorrowful accident.

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