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First picture of the boy, 6, who was killed after being sucked into wood chipper

A small town has united in grief at the horrific death of a six-year-old boy sucked into a wood chipper.

Jeffrey Bourgeois died after getting pulled into the machine while helping his father on a landscaping job one morning during his school holiday in Salem, Connecticut.

The boy was putting a branch into the industrial-sized chipper when it yanked him when his father Scott, 39, momentarily turned his back.

Tragic: Jeffrey Bourgeois, six, was killed after being pulled into a wood chipper while on his school holiday

The family has been helped to cope with their loss by the community of Salem, a town with fewer than 4,000 residents, in the form of cash and meals.

Erin Cummings, who lives near the scene of the accident in Salem, told the Hartford Courant: 'It affe

Added: Jun-22-2012 Occurred On: Jun-22-2012
By: Zipper10
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Location: Salem, Connecticut, United States (load item map)
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