Tree falls on Scout at camp in Wyoming

2013-06-13T18:17:00Z 2013-06-16T21:42:04Z Tree falls on Scout at camp in WyomingThe Associated Press The Associated Press
June 13, 2013 6:17 pm  • 

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

Officials are not releasing further details.

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