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SHOTLIST:SOURCE - WHAM - COURTESY WHAM, EMBARGO ROCHESTER, NYGreece, New York - 19 December, 20131. Wide, snow bank, apartment building behind it2. Mid, snow bank3. Mid/pan snow bank4. SOUNDBITE (English) Nick Sanchez, Tried to Pull Boy from Snow (Transcript Below)5. Wide, snow bank, apartment building6. Mid/pan snow bank7. .SOUNDBITE (English) Rachel Moir, Witness (Transcript Below) 8. Wide, snow bank9. SOUNDBITE (English) Nick Sanchez, Tried to Pull Boy from Snow (Transcript Below)10. Mid/pan snow bank11.Mid, snow bankVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:POLICE IN WESTERN NEW YORK STATE SAY A TEN-YEAR-OLD BOY HAS DIED, AFTER HE WAS TRAPPED IN A SNOWBANK.SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Nick Sanchez, Tried to pull boy from snowbank'I seen him face first in the snow, almost his whole body covered with snow.'TRACK-2WITNESSES SAY SEVERAL CHILDREN WERE DIGGING A TUNNEL ON THURSDAY WHEN IT CAVED IN, WITH THE BOY INSIDE.SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Rachel Moir, Witness'And then my son came pounding on the door and frantic, and mom, mom, mom, you have to call 911.'TRACK-3THE BOYS' FRIENDS AND OTHER NEIGHBORHOOD RESIDENTS TRIED TO DIG THE BOY OUT.SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Nick Sanchez, Tried to pull boy from snowbank' He wasn't moving, his lips were purple. I tried to open his eyes and his eyes were just still, and his stomach wasn't moving or nothing.'TRACK-3THE BOY WAS TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL IN CRITICAL CONDITION, AND DIED THURSDAY NIGHT.CARLOTTA BRADLEY, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.STORYLINE:Police say a 10-year-old boy in western New York has died from his injuries after being trapped in a snowbank near his home. Police in the town of Greece tell local media outlets that Cory Denoncourt was building snow forts with a friend Wednesday at an apartment complex when the snowbank he was playing on collapsed. Several children from the apartment complex helped pull him out, while another child ran for help. Police say the boy was taken to a hospital in critical condition and died Thursday night. Greece school officials say a crisis team will be available Friday at Denoncourt's elementary school. Police are urging children to use caution when playing on big piles of snow and to never play alone.