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Associated Press, Published May 09 2012

Coroner: Tree-climbing boy's death accidental

GOODHUE, Minn. — 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 (http://bit.ly/Kavu0d ) 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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