CHETEK — Authorities in
northwestern Wisconsin are investigating the death of a
teenager who was hit by a falling tree while helping
with storm cleanup.
Barron County Sheriff
Chris Fitzgerald says it happened Friday at a residence
outside of Chetek. He says the preliminary investigation
shows the teen was assisting in storm cleanup with a
large group of people, when he did not see a tree coming
down and it stuck him.
Lifesaving measures were
attempted but he died at the scene.
The sheriff's department
says the teen was from out of the area. While relatives
have been notified, the teen's name was not immediately