Date: Monday, September 29, 2008
Occurrence Type: Tree Cutting Fatality
Occurrence Number: GR08001818
Saturday September 27, 2008 at 12:00 noon West Grey Police, West Grey Fire and Grey County Ambulance attended to a Queen St.Neustadt home. A father and his two sons from the Walketon area were cutting a large limb off a tree at the grandfathers home when the limb broke away at the cut and struck an 11 year old boy on the head. The two young sons had been holding the ladder for their father. The youth was transported to the Hanover Hospital and tranferred by air ambulance to Sick Childrens hosptial in London. Later that day the youth passed away as a result of his injuries. The other youth was not injured.