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5-year-old boy killed by falling tree in Chilliwack, B.C.

The child was walking with a group along the Kingfisher Trail when the tree fell.
The child was walking with a group along the Kingfisher Trail when the tree fell. Global News

A five-year-old boy has died after being hit by a falling tree in Chilliwack, B.C.

The boy was part of a local group that was on a day hike along the Kingfisher Trail in Yarrow.

RCMP were called at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday after reports that a tree had fallen on a group of people.

The boy died at the scene, police said.

Paramedics also took a 22-year-old woman to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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The BC Coroners Service is investigating what happened.

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