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John Toups listens Friday, July 25, 2014, as his son Hayden, 13, tells the tale of his rescue after being struck by a tree in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness during a camping trip earlier in the week. (Bob King/Duluth News Tribune)

Louisiana boy tells of frantic night, in Boundary Waters, trapped under a tree

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DULUTH — The night was so dark early Tuesday in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness that frantic campers at one site under assault from falling trees had only the incessant lightning to light their way.


Inside one tent, a 13-year-old Louisiana boy was pinned by a 2-foot-diameter tree. It had fallen next to him and reverberated like a tuning fork before rolling on top of him.

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