A 9-year-old Taunton boy was found unconscious in a dumpster this afternoon.

Taunton Police say the young boy was playing in a dumpster outside of the Taunton Gardens Apartment Complex.

He reportedly lost his footing while trying to get out and suffered a throat injury that made it difficult for him to breath.

The boy was unconscious when his grandmother found him. CPR was administered and the boy was revived.

He was then med-flighted to Rhode Island Hospital and was reportedly breathing on his own by the time he got there.

Police say the incident appears to be an accident.