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Christopher Kelly was volunteering to plant trees with a local nonprofit when he was killed. An Oregon teenager died after being struck by a fallen tree branch after a storm, according to police. On Saturday, Portland local authorities responded to reports that 14-year-old Christopher Kelly was killed in the Sandy River Delta around 11:15 a.m., the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
“Despite efforts to save lives, the teenager did not survive his injuries,” police said. “Our thoughts are with the family of this young man during this tragic time,” Sheriff Nicole Morrisey O’Donnell said in a statement. “This weighs heavily on all of us in the first aid community.”
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Christopher Kelly was 14 years old.
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“Wherever you can, when you are in larger cleared areas, make sure you are listening and paying attention to your surroundings as we head into the windy, rainy winter months and potential storms,” O’Donnell added, FOX12 reports.
According to the Portland Police Office, another man was struck by a tree branch and taken to hospital. His injuries are unknown. PPB stated that Portland Fire & Rescue called an arborist at the site for an inspection and to make sure the tree was safe as it was “severely damaged.” The Portland Police Office did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
Kelly was attending an event with Friends of Trees, a group of volunteers who plant trees in the area. On Monday, the nonprofit organization shared its condolences for the incident. “As you may have read, there was a tragic accident at one of our planting events last Saturday. We are devastated and our hearts go out to the family,” read a tweet.
The teen’s aunt, Kathleen Arthur, said Kelly was a freshman at Central Catholic High School in Portland, according to The Oregonian. She was so sweet, just a wonderful smiling kid that she believed in volunteering, “Arthur said to the middle.” It is so tragic that this has happened, it is so unfair. “The teenager’s family in to raise funds for funeral and memorial expenses.