One child still in serious condition day after tree falls on San Antonio Zoo visitors

SAN ANTONIO – A child remains at University Hospital a day after a tree broke and fell at the San Antonio Zoo, injuring seven guests.

A University Health spokesperson confirmed to KSAT Thursday that the child is in serious condition and said the other six patients have been discharged.

The incident happened at about 12:05 p.m. Wednesday.

The zoo’s safety director was nearby and immediately attended to the guests who were injured, a zoo spokesperson said.

The zoo’s security/EMT team treated the guests, followed by San Antonio Park Police, the San Antonio Police Department and the San Antonio Fire Department.

A post made on Facebook by a woman claiming to be the mother of one of the victims said, “There was a lot of blood at the scene, it all happened so fast there was no time to react. This all just feel so surreal.”

Arborist George Cardenas speculated to KSAT that the tree may have been overweight and may have had some decay in the union — the part where the branch and trunk join.

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