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Teen killed by fallen tree at camp in B.C., another person in hospital

SOOKE, B.C. — One teenager has died and another is in critical but stable condition after a tree fell on at least one of them at a camp near the Vancouver Island community of Sooke, B.C.

Officials with the Otter Point Volunteer Fire Department say they were called to Camp Barnard after a report that a boy was trapped under a tree.

One person was seen being transported by ambulance while rescuers attempted CPR on another person on a nearby river bank.

Crews battling a nearby brush fire say winds hit 80 km/h around Sooke.

An ambulance helicopter was sent to the area near a hatchery and the BC Coroners Service has been contacted.

Camp Barnard offers wilderness camping and a variety of programs for children and young adults. (CTV)

 

 

The Canadian Press

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