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Tree falls on Scout

Published On: Jun 13 2013 05:35:04 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 13 2013 06:40:45 PM CDT
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -

A Boy Scout has been hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries after a tree fell on him at a Utah Scout camp in the Uinta Mountains.

The Boy Scouts of America's Great Salt Lake Council says strong winds pushed over a tree that landed on a 14-year-old Thursday afternoon.

Chief scout executive Rick Barnes says the boy was participating in an event at the Hinckley Scout Ranch about 30 miles south of Evanston, Wyo.

Barnes says the boy had a broken arm, broken leg and head contusion and was flown to Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City.

Eric Quinney with the Uinta County Fire and Ambulance in Evanston says emergency crews arrived at the camp around noon Thursday.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports officials are not releasing further details.

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