Accident kills director of southwest Indiana youth camp
A tree-clearing accident has killed the director of a southwestern Indiana Christian youth camp.
The Daviess County Sheriff's Department says 60-year-old David Ira-Mitchel Bean died Monday at Camp Illiana, about 50 miles northeast of Evansville.
It says Bean and another camp staffer had cut a large, dead tree at its base and were attempting to pull it down when a rope connecting the tree and a front-end loader snapped, causing the tree to sway and a large limb to fall and strike Bean in the head.
Camp Illiana officials said no campers were in the area at the time of the accident.
The Washington Times-Herald reports that Bean, as director of the camp, had worked with churches and Christian organizations across southern Indiana and other states.
Read the camp's statement about David Bean here.