Two children seriously hurt in snow-related accident

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CHIPPEWA COUNTY, Wis (WEAU) -- Two children are fighting for their lives after snow fell off a barn roof and collapsed the roof of a skid steer they were inside.

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It happened just north of Boyd on 320th Street late Saturday afternoon. (12/28).

The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department say the kids are seven and 10-years-old. When deputies arrived neither child had a pulse, but first responders were able to regain their pulses.

One child was flown to a hospital in Eau Claire. The other was transported by ambulance to an Eau Claire hospital. Police have not released their names.