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