Girl Scout Dead — an 11-year-old girl scout has died and three more more got injured in Indiana after a tree toppled on the camp site where they were hiking, the authorities reported.
11-year-old Girl Scout, Isabelle Meyer of Jasper, died as a result of injuries sustained when a massive tree fell on her and three other people as they were hiking at a campground in Indiana on Monday morning.
The authorities received a call about the freak accident at around 11:30 am and Meyer was quickly transported to the nearby hospital of an Evansville hospital. There, she was pronounced dead due to head and abdominal injuries she received when the tree toppled on them. Perry County Sheriff Alan Malone said two women, ages 50 and 55, suffered serious injuries but were hospitalized in stable condition Tuesday. A 10-year-old girl was treated for a hand injury.
“They were there to have a good time,” the Sheriff said . “But speculation that they were doing anything wrong? No.”
A nurse and Girl Scout staffers were assisting the four who were struck by the tree when emergency workers arrived at the camp along the Ohio River about 60 miles southwest of Louisville, Kentucky, Malone said.
Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana released a statement Monday night, saying the camp would be closed during the investigation.
“There is nothing we take more seriously than the safety and well-being of our girls and volunteers,” the organization said.