12-year-old Washington state boy killed by log on Boy Scout trip

LILLIWAUP, Wash. - A 12-year-old Washington state boy on a Boy Scout trip has died after a log that he and his friends were pushing down a hill caught his jacket and rolled over him.

The Kitsap Sun reports that the boy and three friends were trying to roll the log down a rocky slope Saturday into Lena Lake in the Olympic National Forest, across Puget Sound from Seattle.

Initial reports had said a tree had fallen on him.

Jefferson County sheriff's Deputy Joe Nole says the victim was on a Boy Scout trip with nine other boys, including his 14-year-old brother, and four adults, one of them his father.

Nole said the victim's brother stayed with him while the other boys ran to get help from the adults.

The boy's father used a cellphone to report the accident and told 911 operators that his son suffered a major head injury, CBS affiliate KIRO reported.



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