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|Date:||9/12/2008 6:23:45 PM|
Pinehurst boy killed by falling tree limb
By Nancy Flake and Tana Ross
A 10-year-old Pinehurst boy killed Friday morning when struck by a limb as his father was cutting down a tree before Hurricane Ikeâ€™s arrival may be the stormâ€™s first fatality.
The boy and his brother were helping their father cut down the old oak tree around 8:20 a.m. at their home, located in the 1800 block of Coe Road, according to Montgomery County Sheriffâ€™s Sgt. Jack Valenzuela.
The father was cutting down the tree so it wouldnâ€™t be blown over on top of the boysâ€™ bedroom in the house, MCSO Lt. Dan Norris said.
The two boys ran as the tree was falling, Valenzuela said, and the 10-year-old ran the wrong way.
â€œA large limb that broke off the tree struck him on the head and killed him,â€ he said.
Medics arrived at the home within eight minutes of the 9-1-1 call and performed CPR on the boy until he was pronounced dead at Tomball Regional Medical Center, Valenzuela said.
Valenzuela would not release the boyâ€™s name, pending notification of family members.
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