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Published May 09, 2012, 09:38 AM

Death of Minnesota tree climber ruled accidental

GOODHUE, Minn. (AP) — A Goodhue County coroner's report says the death of a 10-year boy climbing a tree at his house was accidental.

GOODHUE, Minn. (AP) — A Goodhue County coroner's report says the death of a 10-year boy climbing a tree at his house was accidental.

A funeral service for Derek Strickland will be held Thursday at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Goodhue. The fourth-grader died Friday at his rural Goodhue home.

The Post Bulletin says family members tried to revive the boy until paramedics took over. Authorities haven't provided details on what caused his death.

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