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2 Twin Cities Campers Killed By Falling Tree In Northern Wisconsin

PRICE COUNTY, Wis. (WCCO) - Two people from the Twin Cities area were killed by a falling tree while camping in northern Wisconsin over Memorial Day weekend.

According to Price County officials, they were camping with two other people at a site along the North Fork of the Flambeau River. On Sunday around 5:45 p.m., they were sitting at a picnic table when a tree fell on them.

The two victims - a 39-year-old man and a 45-year-old woman from White Bear Lake - were pronounced dead at the scene. The other two campers were uninjured.

They were helped by two people who were fishing nearby, until emergency services arrived. The fisherman said they noticed the wind pick up for about 10 minutes and then they heard a tree fall along the north bank of the river.

The names of the two victims will be released after their families are notified.

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