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September 22, 2014 at 11:38 AM

8-year-old Oregon boy dies after fall

The Associated Press

MONMOUTH, Ore. — Authorities say an 8-year-old boy who was apparently scared by a bee has died after a fall of 20 to 25 feet in a building in rural Polk County.

Sgt. Tyrone Jenkins of the Polk County sheriff’s office says Daniel Indra of Monmouth was helping with a remodeling project on an old, multi-level metal building.

Jenkins says the boy was on a platform on the top level of the building with a family member when he encountered the bee, stepped aside and then fell through a hole to the level below.

The Oregonian reports he died Sunday afternoon at a Portland hospital after the fall on Saturday south of Monmouth.

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