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11-year-old identified as Girl Scout killed after tree fell on troop at Indiana camp, 3 others hurt

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Posted at 10:24 AM, Jun 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-25 10:51:44-04

CANNELTON — An 11-year-old has been identified as the Girl Scout killed when a tree fell on several members of a troop at a camp in southwest Indiana.

Indiana State Police say 11-year-old Isabelle Meyer from Jasper died at Camp Koch on Monday. Three other girls were injured in the accident.

According to the Perry County Sheriff's Office, emergency responders arrived at the scene just after 11:30 a.m.

The Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana said Camp Koch will be closed while the incident is being investigated.

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Read the Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana full statement below.

"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."