Isabelle Meyer: Indiana Lady Scout Killed by Fallen Tree


Isabelle Meyer

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Camp Koch

Isabelle Meyer, an 11-year outdated Lady Scout from Jasper, Indiana, died when a tree fell in a “freak accident” at an Indiana campground on Monday, June 24, 2019, based on the Perry County Sheriff’s Workplace.

The Lady Scouts of Southwest Indiana web site says that Camp Henry F. Koch covers roughly 500 acres of rugged woodland within the hills alongside the Ohio River, close to Cannelton, Indiana.

In keeping with the Perry County Sheriff’s Workplace, Central Dispatch acquired a 911 name reporting {that a} tree had fallen on campers at Camp Koch at roughly 11:30 a.m. on June 24, 2019.

The Perry Co. Sheriff’s Workplace, the Indiana State Police, Perry County EMS, Perry County Rescue, Inform Metropolis Police Division and Central Dispatch are all engaged on the investigation.

Right here’s what it’s essential to know:

4 Individuals Had been Injured By a Fallen Tree at Camp Koch Close to Cannelton, Indiana

Perry County Sheriff’s Workplace says that after receiving the 911 name, emergency responders and sheriff’s deputies rapidly responded to the scene at Camp Koch, the Lady Scouts of Southwest Indiana’s resident camp facility since 1942.

When first responders arrived on the scene, they discovered 4 injured individuals. In a press convention, Director of Perry County EMS Scott Rogers described the victims and their accidents. The primary sufferer was an 11-year-old feminine, later recognized as Isabelle Meyer, who sustained head and stomach accidents. The second was a 50-year-old feminine with head, neck and chest accidents. The third was a 55-year-old feminine with a pelvic harm. The final sufferer was a 10-year-old feminine with a hand harm.

All 4 victims had been transported to varied space hospitals. Isabelle and one other sufferer had been later transferred to St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville, Indiana, the place Isabelle was in the end declared deceased.

The Perry County Sheriff Mentioned it Was ‘Very Unhealthy Timing’

Perry County Sheriff Alan Malone mentioned in a press convention that the Lady Scouts of Southwest Indiana had been on the nature heart for weekly in a single day camps. The women concerned within the accident had been out for a morning hike, strolling down a gravel highway on a steep incline again towards the mess corridor.

“It was very unhealthy timing,” Malone mentioned.

The tree that fell was estimated to be between 35 and 40 toes tall. Malone mentioned that Perry County has acquired fairly a little bit of rain over the previous few weeks. The bottom may be very saturated, nevertheless, the precise motive the tree fell is unclear. No witnesses indicated any lightning strikes or giant gusts of wind.

When requested if the ladies had been doing something unsafe, Malone’s lip started to quiver and his eyes began to water. He didn’t speculate that.

“These are Lady Scouts,” he mentioned. “They had been there to have a superb time.”

Lady Scouts of Central Indiana Responded to the Accident

“Lady Scouts of Central Indiana has been unhappy to be taught concerning the devastating tragedy in our sister council in southwest Indiana,” the group wrote. “The complete Lady Scout household shares of their ache and disappointment. At Lady Scouts, we rise as one, lean on each other, and help our sister Lady Scouts via good occasions and unhealthy.”

Members of the Lady Scout neighborhood, together with Troops 4535 and 70095, prolonged prayers and condolences beneath the publish.

“Lady Scouts of Southwest Indiana is working to analyze this matter in collaboration with native authorities. There’s nothing Lady Scouts takes extra severely than the security of our women. We’ve supplied help and can respect the privateness request from the households and Lady Scouts of Southwest Indiana. We all know many Lady Scouts of Central Indiana women and households could wish to categorical their sympathies, and we are going to share these alternatives as applicable.”