Field Trip Death

Updated 7 years ago

A 15-year-old girl from Augusta has died from injuries sustained in a fall on a school field trip.Emily Walker, who died Friday, was injured after falling 20feet down an embankment at the Vaughan Woods in Hallowell.Rescue crews responded Thursday afternoon after the victimapparently fell backward down an embankment. The student at Hodgkins Middle School in Augusta suffered a severe head injury andwas airlifted to a hospital.Augusta Schools Superintendent Cornelia Brown says the tragedyis “easily the worst thing” she has dealt with during her tenure.Grief counselors will be on hand when classes resume after theholiday weekend.


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