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10-yr.old dies after tree limb hits him at tournament

A 10-year-old Byhalia boy has died after a fallen tree limb hit him in the head during a baseball tournament.

Tupelo Parks and Recreation Director Alex Farned said players were evacuating the field at Ballard Park during a storm when the tree limb snapped and hit the boy in the back of the head.

The accident happened around 6 p.m on Saturday.

Emergency personnel were called to the scene. The boy was taken to North Mississippi Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

"The city of Tupelo asks for your thoughts and prayers during this time," said Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton.

The tournament has been cancelled.


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