Fallen tree kills one, injures four at Jewish camp
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Fallen tree kills one, injures four at Jewish camp

No children hurt in incident at Camp Towanga near Yosemite National Park

Fallen trees at Camp Tawonga. (photo credit: CC BY-SA Thinkpipes, Flickr)
Fallen trees at Camp Tawonga. (photo credit: CC BY-SA Thinkpipes, Flickr)

SONORA, Calif. (AP) — One person was killed and four were injured after a tree fell at a Jewish summer camp near Yosemite National Park.

Authorities received calls on Wednesday about the mishap at Camp Tawonga in rural Tuolumne County.

Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Jim Oliver says the tree took down power lines but did not fall on a building. No children were injured, but one person was killed in the accident, the Los Angeles Times reported

Oliver did not know the severity of the injuries to the adult staff members who were taken to hospitals.

Sonora Regional Medical Center spokeswoman Gail Witzelsteiner said the hospital received two women ages 20 and 21 with minor injuries.

There are about 300 campers and 150 staff at the facility that offers sessions for students in 2nd grade through 10th grade.

The camp is located on 160 acres in the community of Groveland in Stanislaus National Forest.

Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.

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