BUTTE, Mont. — A 7-year-old Montana boy is recovering from surgery after a pine tree branch penetrated 6 inches into his body during a New Year’s Eve sledding accident.
The Montana Standard reports A.J. Wagner, of Billings, hit a small tree and a 1-inch-diameter branch penetrated his left buttock. His mother, Victoria Wagner, says the branch reached his abdomen and A.J. suffered bruises to his intestines and stomach.