Boy dies after tree falls on him at Md. camp

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Posted: Dec 31, 2009 1:45 PM

A 9-year-old Pennsylvania boy has died two days after a tree fell on him at a nature camp in Maryland.

Carroll County spokeswoman Vivian Laxton says Noah Asid of Hanover, Pa., died Thursday morning at Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore.

Noah was among 60 fourth- and fifth-graders participating in a three-day nature camp at the county-run Hashawha (huh-SHOU'-a) Environmental Center north of Westminster. The campers were preparing for a hike Tuesday morning when the tree fell. A 10-year-old girl was also injured, but not seriously.

Laxton says the boy's family is asking for privacy.

The county sheriff's office is still investigating what caused the tree to fall and brought in an arborist to inspect it Wednesday.