A 4-year-old boy died after falling off an all-terrain vehicle Monday, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

Several agencies responded to the town of Fort Winnebago outside of Portage after being notified of the accident around 8 p.m., Sheriff Dennis Richards said in the statement. Two children were riding on an ATV when the boy fell off and was run over by a trailer being towed by the vehicle, Richards said.

The father, who was driving the ATV, was performing lifesaving efforts on the child when authorities arrived within nine minutes of being notified of the incident, Richards said. The boy was taken to Divine Savior Hospital and died, Richards said.
The death is being investigated by the state Department of Natural Resources, the Sheriff’s Office and the Columbia County Medical Examiner’s Office.
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