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UPDATE: Boy taken off life support after being trapped under shed roof

Chippewa County (WQOW) - One of the children injured when a roof collapsed near Boyd has died of his injuries.

The Chippewa County Sheriff says 10-year-old Nelson Nolt passed away Monday after he was taken off of life support.

Nelson and his 7-year-old sister Norma were injured Saturday when snow fell off a barn roof and collapsed another roof, under which the children were playing.

The Sheriff says the children's father has indicated Norma is currently on life support, and her condition is very serious.  Funeral services for Nelson Nolt will be held Friday morning at the Stanley Mennonite Church.

Chippewa County (Press Release) - UPDATE from Chippewa Co. Sheriff James L Kowalczyk:

This morning I spoke with Lamar Nolt, the father of Norma and Nelson Nolt, the victims in the incident in the Town of Delmar on December 28th 2013, where a secondary roof collapsed as a result of snow falling off of the barn roof. Lamar informed me that life support equipment was terminated on Nelson on Monday and he passed. Lamar further indicated that Norma is currently on life support and her condition is very serious.

A wake and funeral for Nelson are scheduled for Friday January 3rd.


Chippewa County (WQOW) - Authorities have released an update on the brother and sister who were badly hurt when a shed roof collapsed on them. The Chippewa County Sheriff's Office has released the names of the children who were injured late Saturday afternoon.

Officials say 7-year-old Norma Nolt and her 10-year-old brother Nelson were sitting on top of a skid steer in a shed when snow slid off a barn roof and onto the roof of the shed.

The children were trapped beneath the collapsed roof and the snow. Their father, who heard the collapse, used another skid steer to free them. Neither child had a pulse, but were both revived by rescue crews. Both children were taken to an Eau Claire hospital, and have since been transferred to Rochester. Their conditions are not being released.


Chippewa County (WQOW) - We're waiting to hear how two young siblings, trapped underneath heavy snow and a collapsed roof, are doing. As of Sunday afternoon the Chippewa County coroner says there's been no update.

It happened around 4:30 on Saturday along 320th Street in the town of Delmar, near Boyd.

The siblings, a 9-year-old boy and 7-year-old girl, were in a type of lean-to shelter that connects the family's barn and silo. Ron Patten, the Chippewa County Coroner, says the pair were sitting on top of a skid steer as their father worked in the nearby silo. He says the roof of the lean-to collapsed when snow from the barn fell on top of it, trapping the children underneath. 

It took around 10 to 15 minutes for rescue crews to arrive. In that time Patten says the father, who heard the roof collapse, was able to free his two children but both were un-responsive and emergency crews could not find a pulse. 

The girl was revived and flown by helicopter to an Eau Claire hospital. Her brother was taken by ambulance to an Eau Claire hospital. Patten, who was in the ambulance, says they continued CPR and about halfway to the hospital the boy's pulse returned. 

Neither Patten or the Chippewa County Sheriff could speak to the children's specific injuries. As of Sunday afternoon there was no update available on either child's condition.


Chippewa County (WQOW) - Two area children are in the hospital Saturday night after being trapped under snow and a shed roof that collapsed on top of them.

It happened around 4:30 at 9694 320th Street in the town of Delmar, near Boyd. According to the Chippewa County Sheriff's Department the two children, ages 7 and 9, were sitting on top of a skid steer when the shed it was under collapsed from snow that fell from the barn roof.

The sheriff's department says the children were not breathing when emergency responders first arrived on scene but were revived.

Both children are at Eau Claire hospitals. One was taken by ambulance; the other was taken by helicopter. No word yet on their current conditions.

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