Log rolled on boy who died near Lena Lake

  • Sun Apr 20th, 2014 9:06pm
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Associated Press

LILLIWAUP, Wash. — A 12-year-old Silverdale boy killed when a log rolled on him in the Olympic National Forest was on a Boy Scout trip with his dad and brother.

The Kitsap Sun reported that the boy and three friends were trying to roll the log into Lena Lake on Saturday when it caught his jacket and rolled over him. Initial reports said a tree had fallen on him.

Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy Joe Nole said the boy was with with Orca District Boy Scout Troop 1587 with nine other boys, including his 14-year-old brother, and four adults.

Nole said the first 911 call was made by someone who hiked 3.5 miles down the trail and then drove at least six miles before getting a signal.

The boys had been playing on a rocky slope when the accident happened. Nole said the victim’s brother stayed with him while the other boys ran to get help from the adults.


Information from: Kitsap Sun, http://www.kitsapsun.com/