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Published August 08, 2009, 12:00 AM

Accident in Glen Park

A young boy was transported by ambulance after a large tree limb fell onto he and others playing in River Falls Glen Park


River Falls police officers comfort a young girl and a woman who appeared to be immediate family of the young boy injured by the branch.

  • River Falls police officers comfort a young girl and a woman who appeared to be immediate family of the young boy injured by the branch.
  • Bystanders and River Falls firefighters hold back branches of the fallen oak as medics tend to the injured boy.
  • Once the boy was removed, firefighters went to work with chainsaws to lop up the fallen oak limbs and remove the sobering reminder of the accident.
  • The incident was frightening to relatives and other park visitors. The injured boy was attending an Erlandson-Olson family reunion.
  • The young patient remained calm through the ordeal, talking with EMTs as they prepared to carry him away.
  • The thickest portion of the fallen limb was more than 24 inches in diameter. The canopy of fallen foliage and branches covered an area about 30 feet across.