UPDATED -Tragic Death of a Girl Scout Attending Camp Name Released and Makes National News


The name of the Girl Scout who died after a tree fell on her at Camp Koch in Perry County has been released.

The sheriff’s office says the victim has been identified as 11-year-old Isabelle Meyer, of Jasper. Three others were seriously injured but are expected to survive.

She died Monday after a tree fell on four persons at Camp Koch in Perry County. The tree reportedly fell and pinned the victims to the ground, fatally injuring one of them and seriously injuring the others. The Girl Scouts issued the following statement.

The camp is temporarily closed due to the investigation.

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.

Additional information will be announced Tuesday.

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