Falling tree kills boy, 5, near Chilliwack

Chilliwack – A five-year-old boy has died after a tree fell on a group of kids and adults during a hike along a trail.

“On August 18, 2020 at approximately 12:45 p.m., Chilliwack RCMP responded to a report that a tree fell on a group of people walking along Kingfisher Trail, Yarrow,” police said.

“Front line officers arrived at the scene where police located a five-year-old boy from Chilliwack who had succumbed to his injuries.

“BC Ambulance transported a 22-year-old woman from Abbotsford suffering from non-life threatening injuries to hospital.”

“This group was local to the Chilliwack area and consisted of children being supervised on a day hike along the trail,” said Col. Mike Rail.

“RCMP Victim Services is engaged with the families of the group and child.”

RCMP and BC Coroners Service are in the early evidence-gathering phase of their investigations.