8-year-old identical twin girl killed alongside dog during family camping trip with her parents and seven siblings after a rotten TREE fell on their tent while she was sleeping.
- An eight-year-old girl was killed alongside the family dog after a tree crushed the tent she and her family were camping in during a trip to Idaho.
- Cadence Eastin was with her parents, Quin and Natasha, as well as her seven siblings when the tragedy occurred.
- The sheriff’s office revealed that the tree showed signs of rot at its base after being severely affected by wildfires in 2013.
Tragedy struck a family of ten camping in Idaho after a tree fell on top of their tent, killing an eight-year-old girl who was an identical twin.
The Eastin family of Paul, Idaho, was at the Boise National Forest Pine Campground last weekend when a rotting cottonwood tree crashed on top of the tent, killing Cadence Eastin and the family’s pet dog, Sybil.
Deputies from the Elmore County Sheriff’s Office rushed to the scene, but the girl was pronounced dead at the scene.
Cadence was with her parents, Quin and Natasha Eastin, as well as her seven siblings, including Cadence’s twin, London, when the tragedy occurred.
The sheriff’s office has since revealed that the tree that fell on him was rotting at its base.
Eight-year-old Cadence Eastin was killed alongside the family dog after a tree crushed the tent she and her family were camping in during a trip to Idaho.
Cadence Eastin was with her parents, Quin and Natasha, as well as her seven siblings when the tragedy occurred.
Police consulted with Boise National Forest officials to determine the official cause of the tree fall.
The area where the tree fell had been burned during the 2013 Elk and Pony Complex fires.
Several trees were burned and, over time, they eroded, making them unstable.
A GoFundMe Page says the family is completely devastated by this loss.
Cadence was with her twin sister London at the time of her untimely death. They are pictured here several years ago
“Cadence was a truly special child. In addition to always having a cheerful and happy nature, she was known for having a perpetual and warm smile.
“She loved animals and they loved her. It is particularly telling that the family dog was curled up next to her when the tree fell, costing them both their lives,” the family wrote in a tribute.
“Cadence was bright, intelligent and eager to learn. Oddly enough, she almost always hung out with the adults at family gatherings and seemed to have been blessed with a higher intelligence than one would normally expect of an 8 year old. Growing up in a Christian family, she was taught to be kind to others, make friends easily, and avoid arguing with others.
So far, the page has raised more than $28,000 to help pay for funeral expenses.