11 Year Old Dies in “Freak Accident” in Indiana Campground
Isabelle Meyer, an 11 year old Girl Scout from Jasper, Indiana, died when a tree fell in a “freak accident” at an Indiana campground on Monday, June 24, 2019, according to the Perry County Sheriff’s Office. The Perry County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page stated: “Central Dispatch received a 911 call reporting that a tree had fallen on campers at Camp Koch. Emergency responders and sheriff’s deputies quickly responded to the scene. Upon arrival responders found four injured persons. They were swiftly transported to various area hospitals. We have learned that one of the four victims has passed away.” The tree that fell was estimated to be between 35 and 40 feet tall. Malone said that Perry County has received quite a bit of rain over the past few weeks. The ground is very saturated, however, the exact reason the tree fell is unclear. No witnesses indicated any lightning strikes or large gusts of wind.
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