Campers Injured by Falling Tree at Knoebels

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CLEVELAND TOWNSHIP -- Four campers at Knoebels Amusement Resort were sent to the hospital after part of a tree fell on their campsite.

It happened at the campground at Knoebels around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. At the time, strong winds were reported in that area.

The victims are from Northampton County. Three of the four victims remain in the hospital. Police say a 41-year-old man is in serious condition, an 11-year-old girl is in critical condition, and a 4-year-old girl is in fair condition. An 8-year-old boy was treated and released.

Officials at Knoebels said that section of the campground has been closed off.

“The campground is open, and the area that this occurred is currently closed for an ongoing investigation into the circumstances. Our first and foremost concern right now are for the individuals involved,” said Stacy Ososkie with Knoebels.

Knoebels says Locust Township police are assisting in the investigation at the park along the Northumberland and Columbia County line.