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Yorba Linda boy, 8, summits Mt. Kilimanjaro

Sunday, July 01, 2012
Tyler Armstrong, 8, is shown in this undated file photo.

Tyler Armstrong, 8, is shown in this undated file photo. (KABC Photo)

An 8-year-old boy from Yorba Linda has succeeded in climbing Africa's Mt. Kilimanjaro, which could mean a new record.

Tyler Armstrong and his team reached the summit at around 12:30 a.m. PT Sunday, Eyewitness News learned. Armstrong was scheduled to be down the mountain by Monday.

Record officials have yet release any confirmation, but Armstrong's trek could make him the second youngest person ever to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, scaling more than 19,000 feet.

Eyewitness News caught up with Armstrong a few months ago while he was training.

The boy's efforts are all to raise money to help cure Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

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