Boy hospitalized after being hit in head by falling icicle

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN (KARE) A 10-year-old boy says he’ll be looking up as well as down during future Minnesota winters.

On Sunday, Ayden Schuler wound up in the hospital overnight after an icicle fell from a Minneapolis skyway fell onto his head.

“Dad took one of his shirts off and held it against my head to stop the bleeding,” Ayden said Monday from his South St. Paul home. “And I asked him if I was going to die.”

The icicle fell as Ayden’s family exited City Center, where they’d been having dinner to celebrate his mother’s birthday.

“That’s when that thing came up and smashed my head,” Ayden said.

Ayden’s mom called 911 and soon Ayden found himself surrounded by EMTs and firefighters. An ambulance ride and an overnight stay at Hennepin County Medical Center followed.

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