Boy dies in hiking accident in Olympic National Forest

Boy dies in hiking accident in Olympic National Forest

Boy dies in hiking accident in Olympic National Forest

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by KING 5 News

KREM.com

Posted on April 19, 2014 at 2:19 PM

A 12-year-old boy died Saturday after he was hit on the head by a tree while hiking with his father, the Mason County Sheriff's Office said.

The boy and his father were hiking in the Lower Lena Lake trail in the Lillwaup area when the boy was hit. The Sheriff's Office said it's not yet known what caused the accident.

The Sheriff's Office said the boy's father is reported to be a doctor. He used his cell phone to call 911 and advised the operator that his son had suffered a major head injury.

Search and rescue teams from three counties responded to the scene.

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