Coroner: Tree climber’s death accidental 09 May 12

GOODHUE, Minn. (AP) — 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 ( 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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