Member of Girl Scouts dies, following fallen tree incident at Camp Koch

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CANNELTON, Ind. (WEHT) — The Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana said an incident involving a fallen tree at Camp Koch resulted in three injuries and the death of one Girl Scout.

According to the Perry County Sheriff’s Office, four people were injured; two children and two adults.

This statement was released by the Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana:

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.

The Perry County Sheriff’s Office said authorities received a call about the incident at 11:30 a.m. Monday.

The three others injured include two adults and one juvenile, authorities said.

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(This story was originally published on June 24, 2019)

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