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Child flown to hospital following barn collapse


MORLEY (KWWL)-- A 12 year-old boy is at Saint Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids after a small barn collapsed on top of him.

The Jones County Sheriff's Department reported it happened at 3:00 p.m. Sunday.  The boy was part of a youth group helping tear down two vacant sheds.  While pulling down the first, it collapsed and trapped the boy.

The Sheriff's Department said individuals on the scene helped lift the building off the boy.  Emergency workers were concerned he had internal injuries, and life-flighted him to the hospital.

The family that lives at the home said, at last check, the boy is going to be okay.  The Sheriff's Department cannot confirm his condition.

Online Reporter Colleen O'Shaughnessy


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