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Girl Scout killed, 3 others injured by fallen tree at Camp Koch

Posted: 11:27 PM, Jun 24, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-25 09:05:10-04
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CANNELTON — A Girl Scout died and three others were injured after a tree fell on campers Monday morning at Camp Koch in Perry County.

The Perry County Sheriff's Office said emergency responders and sheriff's deputies arrived at the scene just after 11:30 a.m. and found four people who had been injured by the tree.

The identities and ages of the victims have not been released.

The Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana said in a statement that Camp Koch has been closed while the incident is being investigated.

The full statement reads:

"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."