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Scoutís injuries not life-threatening

Posted: Friday, Jun 14th, 2013

EVANSTON ó A 14-year-old Boy Scout was life-flighted to Primary Childrenís Medical Center in Salt Lake City Thursday, June 13, after winds pushed a tree over onto him at the East Fork Boy Scout camp in the Uinta Mountains south of Evanston.

Emergency responders from both Uinta County and Summit County, Utah, converged on the camp, using GPS coordinates, after the call was received.

According to a report that appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune, the boy suffered a head contusion, a broken arm and a broken leg, but the injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Though the boy was evacuated via helicopter, another Scout, who had fractured his wrist after falling from a climbing wall, and a leader, who was suffering from chest pains, were transported via ambulance to Evanston Regional Hospital for treatment. Those injuries were not related to the falling tree incident.

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