- Associated Press - Saturday, December 5, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Authorities says a 16-year-old boy died after a tree branch he was climbing snapped, crushing him to death along the shores of Lake Merritt in Oakland.

The Contra Costa Times reports (https://bayareane.ws/1HNokOW) the boy was identified Saturday as Jack Lewis of Oakland.

The teen died Friday evening after being struck by the branch he had climbed outside the entrance to Children’s Fairyland, a theme park.

Oakland police say several teens were climbing on the tree when a large branch broke, causing Lewis to fall to the ground and suffer fatal injuries.

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