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Huntington Boy,10, Dies at Scout Camp

Troop was spending the week at the Rhode Island camp.

An unidentified 10-year-old boy from Huntington died Saturday at Camp Yawgoog, a Boy Scout camp in Rhode Island, police said Saturday.

The Providence Journal said that rescue crews were summoned to the camp at 7:02 a.m. and told the boy was possibly in cardiac arrest, acting Police Chief William A. McGarry of the Hopkinton Police Department said.

They attempted CPR, but the boy died at the camp, the chief said. The chief said police believe he died from another medical condition, the Journal reported.

A Providence TV station said the boy died in his sleep.

The state Medical Examiner's Office is expected to determine the cause of death, the chief said. Foul play is not suspected.

 About 1,000 boys were at the camp this week. Troop 78 from Huntington had been scheduled to finish its weeklong stay on Sunday.

Members of his family were traveling to the camp on Saturday, McGarry said.

Yawgoog Scout Reservation is a part of the Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America in Rockville.

Tom July 17, 2011 at 11:09 PM
Troop 35 West Greenwich Rhode Island offers our condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, Troop 78 and our entire scouting community.
corey50 July 17, 2011 at 11:30 PM
Troop 2 Narragansett RI sends their most heartfelt sympathy to the family of this young boy and to all the scouts and families of Troop 78. you will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Doulgas Stewart July 17, 2011 at 11:40 PM
Troop 34 of Huntington sends our sympathy to the family and boys of Troop 78. And as a Scoutmaster my prayers go to all the family and troop leaders of the Troop
Josephine Giancontieri July 18, 2011 at 08:51 PM
From Troop 206 in Huntington, our prayers go out to Troop 78 and Patrick's family. We send our sympathies to all of you. We will all be praying for you.
Karen Hevey July 19, 2011 at 01:30 AM
Troop 39 Summit, Rhode Island sends our sympathy to Patrick's family. To his family, friends and troop, you are in our thoughts as we mourn our fellow scout.

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