Tree falls, kills young boy

Full story: WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan

Barry County dispatchers say the accident happened yesterday at around 1 p.m. near Mathison Road and Center Road in Hastings.

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That is just awful. I hope the father can move past the guilt.
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So sad.
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Oh my gosh, I bet it happened in slow motion and he couldn't get to the child in time. How terribly sad, that poor father will be carrying this with him for the rest of his life. I hope that his family and friends will be able to help him.
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Prayers to the family.Heartbreaking.
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Prayers go out to the Father and Family! This is incredibly sad!
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My thoughts go out to the family. How tragic.
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my deeps prayers go out to his family

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My deepest sympathies to the family and loved ones of this father and son.
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MichChic wrote:
How horrible!!!!! The child should NEVER been allowed anywhere near where the father was cutting trees. Why take the risk? Children are so curious they are not going to listen when it comes to something cool like cutting down trees. They don't understand the danger. My kids are the same way. When dad's cutting down a tree, they watch from the window til the tree is down, or mom is right outside with them holding their hand until it is down.
What a tragedy.
you are right no kid should be out there buy were they are cutting trees down . the father should have thought of that . he should have made his son go in the house or play somewere , and yes i have children and thats what i would have done prayers go out to the family
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prayer go to the family

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How horrible!!!!! The child should NEVER been allowed anywhere near where the father was cutting trees. Why take the risk? Children are so curious they are not going to listen when it comes to something cool like cutting down trees. They don't understand the danger. My kids are the same way. When dad's cutting down a tree, they watch from the window til the tree is down, or mom is right outside with them holding their hand until it is down.
What a tragedy.
The child had been told to stay in dad's truck and did not obey. He was NOT allowed to be close to the cutting.

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Oh, how awful. My thoughts and prayers go out to this family.
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heather wrote:
<quoted text>you are right no kid should be out there buy were they are cutting trees down . the father should have thought of that . he should have made his son go in the house or play somewere , and yes i have children and thats what i would have done prayers go out to the family
Give me a break. A child is dead, don't sit there and be mean to the father. This dad obviously wanted to spend time with his son, and how do you know he didn't do this with his son all the time? The father obviously did not mean for this to happen, and accidents happen all the time. Save your self righteous judgement for something legitimate.
My heart goes out to this family and they will be in my prayers. How very devistating.
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The child had been told to stay in dad's truck and did not obey. He was NOT allowed to be close to the cutting.
Do you know who it was? We have a friend with a 6 year old son that lives right there, but have not talked to them since last week. This guy is a fireman that is a friend of ours.
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the boy was out helping father cutting wood, i helped my dad cut wood, what a bad thing to happen,so sad

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Do you know who it was? We have a friend with a 6 year old son that lives right there, but have not talked to them since last week. This guy is a fireman that is a friend of ours.
No, I don't know who it is. I just saw the story on the news last night and that was what they said, that he was told to stay in the truck.
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father of 4 wrote:
the boy was out helping father cutting wood, i helped my dad cut wood, what a bad thing to happen,so sad
Because that's what good dads do. Our 3 boys help my husband all the time with everything! Tragedy can happen anywhere, but this father was not negligent to bring his son with him.
Terrible Tragedy

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God Bless this family at this difficult time i their lives.

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No, I don't know who it is. I just saw the story on the news last night and that was what they said, that he was told to stay in the truck.
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How horrible!!!!! The child should NEVER been allowed anywhere near where the father was cutting trees. Why take the risk? Children are so curious they are not going to listen when it comes to something cool like cutting down trees. They don't understand the danger. My kids are the same way. When dad's cutting down a tree, they watch from the window til the tree is down, or mom is right outside with them holding their hand until it is down.
What a tragedy.
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