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Woman Dies When Tree Falls on Tent

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LYME, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut officials say a woman was killed and a man was injured when a tree fell on their tent at an island park.

A spokesman for the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says the victim is a 53-year-old woman from Essex. She was pronounced dead at the scene early Sunday in Selden Neck State Park in Lyme.

A 59-year-old man from Old Lyme was also injured and was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital, but his condition was not disclosed Sunday.

Four other campers were nearby, but were not injured when the tree fell. Camping season ended Sept. 30 on the island, which is on the Connecticut River and is accessible only by boat.

The incident remained under investigation later Sunday, and the victim’s name had not been released.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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