Indiana

One Girl Scout Dies, and Another Injured When Tree Falls at Camp Koch

The name of the Girl Scout who died when a tree fell at Camp Koch in Cannelton has not been released pending family notification. Emergency responders say at least three people were injured when a large tree fell. The extent of their injuries are not yet available.

The Girl Scout organization issued a statement regarding the incident.

“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.”

Authorities are currently investigating.

PHOTO: Perry County News

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