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Victim struck on Shagbark Road

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EASTON, Mass. —A New Jersey man visiting his father’s house in Easton said a boy was injured after a tree fell on him in a backyard on Shagbark Road.

Walt Tyldesley Jr., 59, of Voorhees N.J., who is visiting his father at 2 Shagbark Road in Easton, said the tree was about 25-30 feet tall and about eight inches in diameter.

His wife, Sandra Tyldesley, 63, was in the laundry room which looked out to the back yard of 4 Shagbark road.

Sandra said there were a bunch of adults and kids out in the backyard. They were hooking up a zipline to a tree.

She said a little boy went on the zipline and then she heard someone yell, ‘Oh my God,’ and then the tree that the zipline was attached to fell on the little boy.

Walt said he went outside, along with a nurse’s aide who was helping with his father, and saw the boy lying face down under the tree. He said the boy was wearing a dark winter jacket, dark pants and a hat. Walt said he held the little boy’s hand.

“He was lying on the ground, not really breathing too well,” Tyldesley said. “I just held his hand, tried to get him to squeeze my finger to see if there was any, you know, feeling.”

“I lost my grandson. Jan. 31st, three years ago, in a traumatic accident with a skateboard and a car, and he was 10 years old, so it’s pretty emotional,” he said.

The boy was rushed to Good Samaritan‘s Hospital in Brockton, before being transferred to Children’s Hospital in Boston.


EASTON, Mass. —Authorities are seeking the public’s help in finding two male suspects wanted in connection with a reported rape inside a Stonehill College dormitory in November, the Patriot-Ledger reported.

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On Nov. 23, Stonehill College police received a report that a female student had been raped in a dormitory on campus. The reported rape occurred in the early morning hours of Saturday, Nov. 23, police said.

Since then, Easton police have been investigating the case with Stonehill College police, Easton Police Chief Allen Krajcik said Monday.

The suspects had been reportedly hanging out with a group of students in a dormitory just prior to the assault, but the suspects may not be Stonehill students, Krajcik said.

College police have circulated composite sketches of the suspect on the Stonehill campus, he said. The sketches were completed with the help of witnesses who saw the suspects, he said.