A 7-year-old woman died Wednesday when a tree fell on her tent whereas she was tenting at Nice Smoky Mountain Nationwide Park.
The park mentioned the woman, her father, and her two brothers had been visiting from Georgia when a pink maple tree two ft in diameter landed on the tent the place she had been tenting.
The daddy and brothers weren’t injured, the park mentioned.
The household was staying on the Elkmont Campground, positioned in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Rangers arrived at about 12:30 a.m.
The park instructed The Related Press that the campgrounds remained open, however that the campsite and neighboring ones had been closed.
Fox Information reached out to the Nationwide Parks Service for extra info, however they didn’t instantly reply.
In current days, two 67-year-old males died at Montana’s Glacier Nationwide Park. Brian McKenzie Kennedy and Jack Dewayne Beard had been reported lacking on July 24 after they’d got down to climb Dusty Star Mountain a number of days earlier. Their our bodies had been discovered the following day throughout an air search.
The 2 males had hiked within the park for many years. Park workers knew them and thought of them to be professional climbers, a park information launch mentioned.
The Related Press contributed to this report.