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12-year-old boy killed by a tree in the Olympic National Forest

SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 2014, 2:22 P.M.

LILLIWAUP, Wash. (AP) — A Mason County sheriff’s spokesman says a 12-year-old boy was struck by a tree and killed while hiking on a popular trail in the Olympic National Forest.

Detective William Adam says the boy died Saturday, though details of the incident are still unclear.

The boy was hiking with his father on the Lower Lena Lake trail near Lilliwaup, a remote forested area about 40 miles north of Shelton.

The boy’s father called 911 Saturday morning to report that his son suffered a major head injury.

Search and rescue teams from three counties responded and worked to carry the boy down the mountain.


 

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