Coroner: Tree climber’s death accidental 10 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 that caused his death.