Boy trapped and killed by falling log in northern Nova Scotia: RCMP

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SOUTHAMPTON, N.S. — Police in northern Nova Scotia are confirming the death of a seven-year-old boy who was pinned under a log while he was out for a walk with a family member in Cumberland Country.

RCMP Cpl. Chris Marshall says the accident happened as the pair were walking on a logging road near Southampton on Monday around 3:30 p.m.

Marshall says the boy was playing near a log pile on a road used by the Athol Forestry Co-operative when he became trapped.

Volunteer firefighters removed the boy from under the log and he was placed in an air ambulance, but he died a short time after it arrived.

Southampton is about 200 kilometres north of Halifax and is not far from Springhill.

The Canadian Press

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