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Youth killed by falling tree

A youth is believed to be dead and another is in critical condition after a tree fell on a Vancouver Island camp Wednesday afternoon.

CTV News reports emergency crews were initially called to Camp Barnard outside Sooke for a report of a downed tree with a boy trapped beneath.

At least one person was rushed away in an ambulance while rescuers attempted CPR on another person on a nearby river bank. The coroner arrived shortly after 6 p.m.

Winds in the area Wednesday hit 80 kilometres per hour.

The camp offers wilderness camping and a variety of programs for children and young adults.

with files from CTV Vancouver Island



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