Funeral plans underway for 16-year-old killed by tree branch

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Jack Lewis and a memorial in the spot where he died
Jack Lewis, 16, died when a tree branch broke off a tree and hit him in the head near Oakland's Lake Merritt on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015.
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OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Funeral plans are being made for 16-year-old Jack Lewis. He was an Oakland Tech junior who was hit in the head by a tree branch and died late last week.

Lewis and some friends were celebrating a birthday Friday at Lake Merritt, near Fairyland.

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The heavy branch snapped after Lewis jumped and grabbed hold of it.

Oakland Tech has counselors on campus this week to help students cope with the tragedy.

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