1 dead after tree falls on Groveland summer camp

July 3, 2013 12:09:08 AM PDT
One person has died and four people were injured after a tree fell just outside the dining hall at Camp Tawonga near Yosemite. The summer camp is for kids and families run by an organization based in San Francisco.

Just after 8 a.m. Wednesday, authorities responded to Camp Tawonga, a kids camp near Yosemite, after reports that a tree had fallen and injured several people.

According to a press release by Camp Tawonga, staff member Annais Rittenberg was killed when the tree fell. They also said four other adult staff members were injured and taken to local hospitals. They have been identified as Lizzie Moore, Cara Sheedy, Juliet Ulibarri, and Anya Schultz.

No children were injured in the incident.

Camp Tawonga said all the campers have been participating in activities away from the scene and they have therapist working with First Responder grief experts to help children and staff at the camp.

Camp Tawonga is a Jewish based camp for children in the Stanislaus National Forest near Groveland California -- in Tuolumne County close to Yosemite.

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