Falling branch kills boy

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POSTED: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 11:00am

UPDATED: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 11:09am

Tree limb fatally wounds 3-year-old boy at church picnic. Chad Mills reports.

(WIS) South Carolina authorities say a little boy has died after he was struck in the head by a falling tree limb.

3-year-old Jacoby Latta was on a church picnic with family and friends Saturday at Irmo Community Park when the accident happened.

The child was reportedly playing with friends just outside the playground when a large branch fell and struck him in the head.

Jacoby was rushed to Palmetto Health Richland where he was pronounced dead Saturday night.

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