Local boy in critical condition after being injured by falling tree

Cary Ashby • Apr 4, 2014 at 11:11 AM

A Greenwich-area boy sustained serious injuries in a chainsaw-related incident this weekend.

Peyton Parlett remains in critical condition in isolation in the pediatric intensive care unit of Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Sunday's incident, which was reported at 2:37 p.m., sent the victim to the Toledo trauma center by a LifeFlight helicopter.

North Central EMS workers requested assistance from LifeFlight for a chainsaw-related incident, Huron County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Ted Patrick said.

Patrick said the Tri-Community Joint Fire District was dispatched to the scene, but the sheriff's office didn't send a deputy.

Fire Chief David Seidel said firefighters established a landing zone for a medical helicopter and Parlett apparently had serious injuries.

A person close to the family said Parlett was injured by a falling tree.

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