11-year-old girl from Illinois dies camping at Devil's Lake State Park

CREATED Jun 1, 2014

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BARABOO -- A girl from Illinois died early Sunday morning after a tree fell on her family's tent while camping in Devil's Lake. 

According to WISC-TV, Sauke County deputies responded to a call around 4 o'clock Sunday morning that a tree had fallen on tent in a camprground at Devils Lake State Park. 

The 10 year-old girl was pronounced dead at the scene. Her father was also trapped under the tree, but was able to be rescued and taken to a local hospital. A 14 year-old boy was also taken to the hospital, but he was able to climb out of the tent after the tree fell. 

The DNR released a statement, saying: "Visitor safety is the number one priority on all properties the department manages, and we do our very best to provide a safe environment for our visitors. Campgrounds are inspected regularly, and action is taken to eliminate potential hazards whenever possible. Unfortunately, not all possible events can be foreseen."

The names of the people involved have not been released at this point.