A 16-year-old boy died Friday when a limb of a tree he was climbing broke and knocked him to the ground outside of Children’s Fairyland in Oakland, according to police.
Police and fire officials called to Grand Avenue and Harrison Street shortly before 6 p.m. found that several minors were climbing in a tree when the boy fell.
The teenager, identified later as Jack Lewis, a junior at Oakland Technical High School, died at the scene. According to Oakland administrators, he had been sitting on a large limb with friends when it broke.
In addition, people have been helping with meals and other support through Lotsa Helping Hands. Finally, the family has asked that donations in Jack’s memory be made to the Oakland Tech Crew Team or the Boy Scouts.