Teen dies after tree falls on him during storm cleanup

It happened in Barron County, Wisconsin.
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A teenager has died in western Wisconsin after he was hit by a tree during storm cleaup on Friday.

The Barron County Sheriff's Department was called to the house outside of Chetek on Friday evening.

The teen was helping a large group of people clean up after a storm, and didn't see a tree falling down.

It hit him, and he died at the scene despite life-saving efforts by responders.

The teenager has not been identified, by the sheriff's office says he was from outside the area and his family has been informed.

"Please keep this family and our deputies and emergency personnel that assisted in the tragic accident in your thoughts," said Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald.

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