10-year boy hurt by falling tree in Easton, Mass.

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EASTON, Mass. (AP) -- A 10-year-old boy is in critical condition after a pine tree fell on top of him while he was playing on a zip line in Easton.

Authorities say the boy was riding on the zip line Thursday morning when it became apparent that one of the trees to which the line was connected was collapsing.

The boy jumped off the line and tried to flee from the area, but he was struck by the falling pine tree. He was rushed to Good Samaritan’s Hospital in Brockton, before being transferred to Children’s Hospital in Boston.

The Bristol County District Attorney’s office says it is treating the incident as a tragic accident.

Authorities withheld the child’s name.


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