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9-year-old dies at Foster Falls

Posted on Friday, July 6, 2018 at 9:04 am

A nine-year-old girl died after a tree fell on her tent at the South Cumberland State Park Foster Falls campground.

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation spokesman Eric Ward reports the incident happened around 1:30 a.m., Sunday morning.

TDEC says a tree split and part of it is what fell on the tent.

Ward says the girl’s father had a minor injury. It is not clear if the nine-year-old died instantly.