By: David Shepherd, News Director / Anchor Photo: Perry County News
CANNELTON -- We’re learning the Girl Scout killed Monday by a falling tree is from Jasper. She’s been identified as 11-year-old Isabel Meyer.
Authorities say Meyer and three others hurt after a large tree fell on them Monday morning at Camp Koch, near Cannelton. The 911 call came in around 11:30 a.m. reporting four people were seriously hurt.
They were all taken to area hospitals. Meyer later died from her injuries.
Camp Koch is a Girl Scout facility that spans 500 acres of woodland along the Ohio River. It has been closed while police investigate.
Officials are calling this a freak accident. They don’t know what made the tree fall, but they do say there was heavy rain when they were dispatched to the area.
CLICK HERE to read a statement from the Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana