A teenage boy was killed and another student injured after a tree struck them at Camp Bernard near Sooke. (Google Street View)

B.C. teen killed by falling tree near Victoria

Second youth also injured in freak incident during field trip at Camp Barnard near Sooke

A B.C. student was killed and another injured after they were struck by a tree at a wilderness camp near Victoria on Wednesday afternoon.

The teenage boys, believed to be students from Lansdowne middle school in Victoria, were part of a school field trip to Camp Barnard, located just outside Sooke. The second boy was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

READ ALSO: One person dead after tree falls on them in B.C. storm

Otter Point Fire Rescue, B.C. Ambulance and RCMP members were called to the scene at around 3:30 p.m.

The seriously injured teen boy was given CPR but later succumbed to his injuries.

Winds gusts of up to 80 km/h were prevalent in Sooke throughout the day.

The area where the incident occurred has rough terrain. Firefighters were taken to the area by the students. It took first responders some time to get to the injured boys.

READ ALSO: Falling tree kills B.C. woman during hike

One teen is dead and another injured ater a tragic accident at Camp Barnard, about six kilometres from Sooke. (Google Maps)



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