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Five-year-old boy killed by falling tree branch in Chilliwack

Last Updated Aug 20, 2020 at 2:53 am PDT

The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018. Members of the Transportation Safety Board are expected to arrive in Newfoundland today to investigate a fatal helicopter crash that occurred near Thorburn Lake yesterday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

CHILLIWACK (NEWS 1130) — Tragedy in Chilliwack as a tree branch fell on a group of people hiking along a trail, leaving one young boy dead.

Chilliwack RCMP responded to a call around 12:45 p.m. on the Kingfisher Trail near Yarrow Tuesday and when Mounties arrived, they found a five-year-old boy who died due to his injuries.

A 22-year-old woman with non-life-threatening injuries was transported to hospital.

“This group was local to the Chilliwack area and consisted of children being supervised on a day hike along the trail,” RCMP Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson said in a release. “RCMP Victim Services is engaged with the families of the group and child.”

The RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are investigating.