- Associated Press - Friday, January 24, 2014

BOSTON (AP) - A 10-year-old boy has died after being critically injured in a zip line accident in Easton on the day after Christmas.

The Bristol County district attorney’s office said Matthew Cox died Friday afternoon at Children’s Hospital in Boston, where he had been taken after the Dec. 26 accident.

The district attorney’s office said the boy was playing on a zip line strapped between two pine trees when one of the trees began to give way. Matthew jumped off the line and tried to run away but he was struck by the falling tree. The prosecutor’s office said it was “a tragic accident.”

The boy and his family were visiting relatives in Easton for the holidays. The Coxes had moved to Saco, Maine, from Hanover, Mass., last September.

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