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11-year-old found unresponsive in tree may have touched electrical wires

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — An 11-year-old boy was transported by helicopter to a Boston hospital for injuries after firefighters found him unresponsive in a tree.

Presque Isle Firefighters went to Carmichael Street near Presque Isle Housing Authority after receiving a call around 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8, of a child in a tree. 

The boy was found unresponsive and first responders thought he may have come into contact with nearby wires while climbing the tree, said Presque Isle Fire Chief Darrell White. 

He was taken to A.R. Gould Hospital but later transported by helicopter to a hospital in the Boston-area, said White. 

The child was in fair condition as of Thursday afternoon, according to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. 

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