Girl Scout Dies After Tree Falls On Campers At Camp Koch In Perry County
UPDATE: An 11-year-old has been identified as the Girl Scout killed when a tree fell on several members of a troop at a camp in southwest Indiana.
Indiana State Police say 11-year-old Isabelle Meyer from Jasper died at Camp Koch on Monday.
PERRY COUNTY, Ind. -- A Girl Scout has died after she was one of four people who were pinned under a tree after it fell on them.
It all happened at Camp Koch near Cannelton in Perry County. Sheriff Alan Malone said they received a call that a tree had fallen on campers around 11:30 a.m. Monday.
The Girl Scouts of Southern Indiana said the camp is closed for now.
The organization released the following statement:
Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana was deeply saddened to learn of the terrible incident involving a fallen tree that took place at our Camp Koch property today, resulting in serious injury to several campers and volunteers, and the tragic death of one of our Girl Scouts attending camp. There is nothing we take more seriously than the safety and well-being of our girls and volunteers. We have closed Camp Koch while we work with our camp officials, as well as local law enforcement to investigate the incident, and will release more information as available and appropriate. During this difficult time, the entire Girl Scout family mourns the loss of one of our girls, and we ask for privacy for the individuals and their families as they grieve and mourn this tragic loss.
(PHOTO: Google maps screencap of Camp Koch)