Big Lake Boy Dies in Hammock Accident
BIG LAKE -- A Big Lake boy died Tuesday evening while he was playing in his backyard.
Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott says five-year-old Edward Michalek was playing on a hammock with other children when a seven-foot tree, that the hammock was tied to, uprooted, fell and hit Michalek on the head.
The boy was pronounced dead at the scene. Brott says this was a freak accident and tragic loss of a young life.
"Our thoughts are with Edward's family during this difficult time."