Lakeland Girl Dies After Tree Falls On Her

LAKELAND, Fla. — Polk County deputies are investigating the death of a 12-year-old girl who was reading a book in a hammock resting between two trees when one of the trees fell on her.

The Lakeland Ledger reports that Trinity Boothe died Sunday.

Her 48-year-old father Jeffrey Boothe tried to give his injured daughter CPR. When paramedics arrived, the girl was lying near the base of a large tree that had fallen over.

The hammock has been attached to the two trees for at least 10 years.

The newspaper reported that Boothe rolled the tree off of the girl and saw she had severe injuries to her skull and that she was unresponsive.