Boy, 12, Killed by Falling Boulder at New York Waterfall

KEENE, N.Y. (AP) -

Authorities say a 12-year-old boy has been killed by a falling boulder while visiting a waterfall in New York’s Adirondack Mountains.

State police say Monday that Connor McLaughlin, of Greenwich, New York, was with his uncle at the base of Roaring Brook Falls in Keene on Sunday afternoon when the boulder fell. Troopers say his uncle saw it coming and yelled a warning, but the boy slipped into the brook as the boulder hit, crushing him against a tree.

Rescuers attempted CPR, but the boy died at the scene. His uncle was treated for minor injuries sustained in the fall.

Troopers say the boy had gone on an impromptu hike with his relative to look at the falls. Police say the boulder broke loose from near the top of the falls and fell about 100 feet before hitting him.