A five-year-old boy was killed by a falling tree while hiking Tuesday afternoon in Chilliwack.
The boy was with a group of people walking along Kingfisher Trail in Yarrow when the tree fell around 12:45 pm, according to a news release from Chilliwack RCMP.
“This group was local to the Chilliwack area and consisted of children being supervised on a day hike along the trail,” Cpl. Mike Rail said.
By the time officers got there, the boy was already dead.
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A 22-year-old woman who was with the children was also injured, and paramedics took her to a nearby hospital.
The BC Coroner’s Service and the RCMP are investigating the death.