Authorities in Elmore County, Idaho said that an 8-year-old girl and her pet dog died on Saturday when a tree toppled on their tent during a camping trip with family.
The tragic incident occurred early Saturday at Boise National Forest Pine Campground when a cottonwood tree with rot at the base fell on the tent where Cadence Eastin and her pet were staying.
First responders pronounced the victims dead at the scene. A GoFundMe page for the girl’s family revealed that she was an identical twin and had seven siblings.
Cadence loved animals; the page added, and was a “truly special child.”
“It is especially revealing that the family dog was curled up next to her when the tree fell taking both of their lives.”