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Boy, 5, airlifted after hitting tree while being pulled on inner tube

The accident happened in Brainerd on Sunday.

A 5-year-old boy was injured after he struck a tree while being pulled on an inner tube Sunday.

The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office said the accident happened on the 10000 block of Leisure Lane, southeast of Brainerd, at around 9:20 a.m.

The boy was on an inner tube being pulled by an ATV driven by his father, a 39-year-old man from Brainerd.

The boy had to be airlifted to Children's Hospital in Minneapolis after his tube struck a tree.

While no details were released as to the extent of his injuries, a family member posted on the Brainerd Dispatch Facebook page that the boy is "doing great."

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