NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - 11-year-old Zahir Robinson died after a tree fell on a two-story apartment building in Newport News.
The call was reported at 12:07 p.m. for a fallen tree at the Brookridge Apartments on Fairfax Avenue in Newport News, according to Newport News Fire Department Chief Pincus.
Robinson and his mom were sleeping in an upstairs bedroom when the tree crashed into their home.
According to Lou Thurston with Newport News Police, rescue crews had to go inside the home to rescue the woman.
The boy's mother was not injured.
A technical rescue team conducted a search for Robinson for about two hours.
He was confirmed dead around 2:30 p.m.
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