Two airlifted after tree falls on tents at Blue Lick State Resort Park

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Posted at 1:57 PM, Sep 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-02 18:25:02-04

ROBERTSON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Two people were airlifted to the University of Kentucky Hospital after a tree fell on top of two tents Sunday night, officials said.

The five people were camping out at Blue Lick State Resort Park. When the tree crashed down, several rushed out of their camps to come and help.

"Our campsite is right down there. It's close, so we heard this big, loud noise. We didn't know what it was. Sounded like a tree or something going down. Then, we heard a lot of screams," said camper Jenny Wright.

A tent was crushed under the weight of a tree and whil some men lifted up the tree, Wright helped pull one seriously injured woman out.

"Some people with medical backgrounds, some people not. Everybody just trying to come together to get them out of here," said Wright.

According to Wright, the woman was wrapped up in the tent and fellow campers had to use a pocket knife to cut the tent and untangle her.

Two were airlifted to UK hospital, while the others went to a closer hospital.

One of their cars is still at the campsite and witnesses hope they recover and make it home soon.

There is also a concern about a dog that was with the campers named Popcorn. LEX 18 was told that as soon as the tree crashed, the dog took off, still with the leash and harness on.