Dramatic video shows tree falling on children as they play in park

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BOSTON -- A 2-year-old boy remains hospitalized with serious injuries after a large tree fell on a group of children as they played in a park, police said in a news release.

Two boys, ages 2 and 8, were playing at Washington Park in Chelsea around 7 p.m. Monday when the tree crashed to the ground, according to authorities.

Surveillance video shows people running to help the boys and other children who were trapped under the tree's branches.

The 2-year-old boy is being treated for a possible fractured skull. The boy's sister told WCVB his skull is cracked but he is speaking.

"I am wishing both of the injured children a speedy recovery and am grateful that others in the park escaped injury,"Chelsea Police Chief Brian Keyes said in a statement. “I also thank the other adults in the park who acted quickly to remove the children from the debris and by assisting first responders."

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