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Camping (Stock Photo)

Camping (Stock Photo)

STANTON, Ky. — An 11-year-old Boy Scout was killed Saturday night after a tree fell on his tent while he was camping at Red River Gorge in Kentucky.

Officials say Jack Rose was camping with approximately 20 other kids from his troop when the incident occurred, according to the Courier-Journal.

Rose was inside his tent at about 8:30 p.m. when a dead standing snag fell and landed on top of his tent, striking him in the head. A pair of nearby doctors attempted to resuscitate him, but he died on impact and was pronounced dead around 9:45 p.m.

“We ask that you keep the boy’s family, his Boy Scout Troop, and the responding agencies in your thoughts as solace is sought after this disturbing event,” the Wolfe County Search and Rescue Team said in a Facebook post on Sunday.