Girl Scout Killed, Three Others Injured After Tree Falls on Them

(CANNELTON) – A Girl Scout has died a Camp Koch in Perry County, according to a statement from Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana.

Perry County Sheriff Alan Malone says a tree fell on four individuals — two adults and two juveniles — at 11:31 a.m. Monday at the Girl Scout camp. The injured were taken to hospitals in Perry County, Owensboro, Kentucky, and Evansville.

The victims’ identities are not being released while authorities work to ensure the next of kin are notified.

Today’s news conference to provide an update on the tragedy will be at 9 a.m. CT at the Perry County Sheriff’s Department, 2211 Herman St., Tell City. 

The Girl Scouts said Camp Koch is closed.

They issued 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.

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