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Spokane family mourns 8-year-old son killed while camping in Ferry County

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Joshua and Emily Love say their 8-year-old Micah Love died Friday while camping with extended family in Ferry County.

"He was camping and playing baseball with his older brother. As they describe it to us, he missed a catch and went off to go get the ball. At that same moment my dad and uncle were cutting down a tree, and he literally appeared out of nowhere, and the tree just fell on him," his mother Emily explained.

Emily said Micah was taken to the hospital, but later died from his injuries.

"I still have problems accepting it's real," Emily said.

They describe Micah as smart, athletic, and funny. His dad says he played baseball, basketball, and football, and describes him as a "team player." Emily and Joshua plan on setting up a foundation in Micah's honor to help underprivileged children have the opportunity to play sports.

The family has also set up a donation page to help pay for Micah's funeral costs. To make a donation, click here.

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