Girl, 11, killed at Indiana camp identified

Marcy Oster

A sign for Camp Livingston, a Jewish summer camp in Bennington, Indiana (Twitter)

A sign for Camp Livingston, a Jewish summer camp in Bennington, Indiana (Twitter)

(JTA) — The 11-year-old Ohio girl killed when a tree fell on a cabin at a Jewish camp in Indiana has been identified.

Jadyn Larky of Bexley, a Columbus suburb, was the victim of the accident at Camp Livingston in Bennington, according to an email sent by the city’s mayor, Ben Kessler, to its employees, the Columbus Dispatch reported.

The Jewish Federation of Cincinnati operates the camp.

A healthy tree was struck by lightning early Tuesday morning during a severe storm and fell on a cabin where campers were sleeping, the camp said in a statement. The camper was seriously injured and died of her injuries after emergency services arrived. No other campers or staff were injured. according to the statement.

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Grief counselors from Cincinnati arrived at the camp hours later to assist campers and staff in dealing with the news, according to camp officials. Every child at camp was scheduled to call home on Tuesday.

One of Jadyn’s siblings was at the camp at the time of the accident, WKRC Cincinnati reported.

The camp serves campers from various Midwestern cities, including Columbus, Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky.

In 1992, a boy from Ohio, Craig Brill, 15, was killed at the camp when a fire broke out in his cabin. Eight other campers survived.

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