FORT MORGAN, Ala. (AP) — Authorities have identified the child who was killed on an Alabama beach when he was hit by debris as Tropical Storm Cindy churned the Gulf of Mexico.
The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office identified him Thursday as 10-year-old Nolan McCabe of St. Louis, Missouri.
The boy was on vacation with his family when he was killed Wednesday morning on a beach at Fort Morgan. The Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that the boy was hit by a log that was picked up and driven by a large wave.
Cindy came ashore near the Louisiana-Texas line early Thursday and was downgraded to a tropical depression as it moved toward Arkansas.
The National Weather Service says the depression was about 46 miles (74 kilometers) south of Shreveport as of 4 p.m.
FORT MORGAN, Ala. (WSAV) — A ten-year-old boy has died in Alabama after being struck by a log washed in by a storm surge.
According to the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office, the young boy walked outside his family’s beachfront rental in Fort Morgan where his father was attending to his other children.
WRKG reports that a huge wave crashed into an enormous beach log, causing it to barrel towards the boy. He was struck in the head, resulting in facial injuries and skull damage.
“The boy was taken inside the condo and the father and a witness attempted to resuscitate the youth and called for medical assistance,” said Captain S.K. Arthur in a press release.
“The Fort Morgan Fire Department and Med-Star Ambulance arrived and attempted resuscitation but their efforts were unsuccessful. The young man was declared deceased at the scene.”
Officials have repeatedly warned everyone to stay out of the water as Tropical Storm Cindy nears the Gulf Coast.
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