Police: Granger boy, 14, dies after freak accident on basketball court

St. Joseph County police say 14-year-old Nolan Gerwels of Granger died Friday following a freak accident while playing basketball at his home.

This happened in the 10000 block of Arcadian Court. Police say the 911 call was made just before 6 p.m.

Assistant Chief Bill Thompson says Gerwels was playing in an indoor court at his house when the entire rim, backboard and supporting bracket came out of the wall and fell on him.

He was taken to Memorial where he was pronounced dead from a head injury, according to Thompson.

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