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Police say teenage boy killed in Surrey as tree topples during high winds

October 14, 2016 - 5:03 PM

SURREY, B.C. - A 15-year-old boy has died after being pinned by a falling tree that police say may have been downed by high winds.

RCMP say an ambulance and the fire department were called to a park Friday afternoon.

The teen was transported to hospital, where he died of his injuries.

Cpl. Scotty Schumann says people should stay out of wooded areas during heavy winds as police investigate the incident along with the BC Coroners Service.

A second in a series of storms this week toppled trees, knocked out power to about 100,000 customers and cancelled ferries Friday on B.C.'s south coast.

Environment Canada says higher winds and more rain are expected to hit the region Saturday.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2016
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