A teenage boy was killed and another student injured after a tree struck them at Camp Bernard near Sooke. (Google Street View)

UPDATE: Victoria teen killed on field trip near Sooke

Second youth also injured in incident at Camp Barnard

A teenage boy has died after a tree fell on him at Camp Bernard on Wednesday afternoon.

A second boy was taken to hospital in critical condition.

Otter Point Fire Rescue, B.C. Ambulance and RCMP members were called to the scene at around 3:30 p.m. after reports a boy was trapped under a fallen tree near the Jack Brooks Hatchery.

The B.C. Coroners Service released few details of the incident.

“By all accounts of what we’re hearing is it’s an accidental death, but our investigation will need to determine that. I won’t speculate on that at this stage,” said Andy Watson, a spokesman for the B.C. Coroners Service.

Greater Victoria school district parents were informed of the death Wednesday night in a letter from superintendent Shelley Green.

“This afternoon a student from Lansdowne middle school died suddenly on a school field trip,” the letter stated.

Green said the district is offering counselling to students and staff.

Lansdowne middle school is in Saanich.

Camp Bernard offers wilderness opportunities for youth and adult groups. It’s located six kilometres west of Sooke.

This is a developing story and will be updated when new information is available.

One teen is dead and another injured ater a tragic accident at Camp Barnard, about six kilometres from Sooke. (Google Maps)



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