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Easton boy struck by tree; In critical condition

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By Sean Cahill

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Photo Courtesy of The Brockton Enterprise

A tragic accident has left a 10-year-old boy in critical condition at Children's Hospital in Boston, after a tree fell on top of him in Easton this morning.

Emergency Medical Personnel were called to 4 Shagbark Road shortly after 11:00 this morning for a report of a boy seriously injured.

He was apparently playing on a zip line that was between two trees. While on it, it became clear that one of the trees the line was connected to was giving way.

The boy tried to jump off and flee but struck by the tree. The boy was rushed to Good Samaritan's Hospital in Brockton before being transferred to Children's Hospital in Boston.

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