By CBSBoston.com Staff

TOWNSEND (CBS) – A one-year-old boy was seriously injured after a tree fell onto him and his father in Townsend Friday night. The boy was being held by his father when they were struck at a home on New Fitchburg Road.

The child was flown by medical helicopter to Tufts Medical Center. The boy’s father was not injured other than a few scratches on his forearm.

It is believed the tree fell due to powerful wind gusts. A Wind Advisory in the area was in effect through Saturday morning, with gusts up to 50 mph expected.

At one point, 30,000 Massachusetts residents were without power.

CBSBoston.com Staff