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Boy, 2, crushed to death by dolphin statue at Fisherman’s Wharf

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A 2-year-old boy died Friday after a dolphin statue outside a museum in San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf fell on him.

Kayson Shelton of Draper, Utah, was visiting San Francisco with his mother, father and older sister, CBS News reported.

The statue fell when Kayson climbed on top of it and wrapped himself around it outside Majestic Collection Art Gallery, police said.

The boy was initially treated for a nose bleed, but he was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where he died from internal injuries a few hours later.

The museum was cited for placing an object on a sidewalk where it impedes pedestrian traffic.

"This is an unfortunate and tragic incident. Majestic Collection is and has been co-operating with all investigative agencies. Our hearts and prayers are with the family," the museum said in a statement to a CBS affiliate.

An online fundraising page set up for the Kayson family had already raised an impressive $276,970 by Tuesday morning, well surpassing the family's $20,000 goal to cover the child's funeral expenses.

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