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Two campers killed by falling tree in Price County, WI

A family friend identified the victims as 39-year-old Sandy Michael Langseth II and 45-year-old April Marie Sheldahl, both from White Bear Township.
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PRICE COUNTY, Wis. — Two Minnesota campers were killed by a falling tree on Sunday in the Town of Lake in Price County, Wisconsin.

According to the Price County Sheriff's Office, the two people were sitting at a picnic table when the tree fell at a campsite along the North Fork of the Flambeau River. A family friend identified the victims as 39-year-old Sandy Michael Langseth II and 45-year-old April Marie Sheldahl, both from White Bear Township. Two other people at the campsite were uninjured, including one who was sitting at the picnic table with the two victims. 

Two people fishing nearby assisted until emergency personnel arrived at the campsite. One of the people fishing said they noticed the wind pick up for about 10 minutes and then heard a tree fall along the bank of the Flambeau River.

A GoFundMe set up to help the family with funeral expenses described the couple as "full of life, and never knew a stranger. It was like they knew each person they met for a lifetime before."  

If you'd like to donate, click here.

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