Camp counselor Annais Rittenberg is dead and 4 other counselors were injured after a large tree fell onto a group of people at Camp Tawonga, a Jewish summer camp, outside of Yosemite National Park in California according to local news sources. No campers were injured.
That area of California is known for their redwood trees which can grow up to 350 feet tall and 20 feet in diameter. A spokesman for the local sheriff’s office said that the tree has been inspected and that they saw no immediate reason for the tree’s collapse.
4 hospitalized after tree fall at Camp Tawonga are counselors. 5th counselor "unaccounted for," reportedly killed http://t.co/OABjafOB2G
— NBC Bay Area (@nbcbayarea) July 3, 2013
#BREAKING: One dead and rescues underway after a tree fell on a dining hall at Camp Tawonga near Yosemite National Park.
— ABC7 News (@abc7newsBayArea) July 3, 2013