The family escaped with minor injuries after a storm crashed a tree into their cabin at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park in Kentucky

By Char Adams
April 18, 2019 03:36 PM
Cabin crushed at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park
Kentucky State Parks

A Kentucky family is lucky to be alive after a large tree crashed into their cabin Sunday morning, forcing them to make their escape through a window, reports say.

The Louisville family of six was at the cabin in Lake Cumberland State Resort Park when the large tree fell onto the structure, according to WKYT. The tree knocked the cabin over with the family inside, including at least three children.

“It’s very lucky because the cabin — once the tree had went in the cabin, it took it off its foundation and behind it was quite a drop,” Russell County Emergency Manager H.M. Bottom told the station.

The storm hit the area early that morning, and the family escaped the cabin through a window, according to WLKY. Kentucky State Parks officials shared a photo of the damaged cabin on Facebook, showing the cabin’s foundation destroyed and the fallen tree nearby.

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Bottom told the Lexington Herald-Leader that a man outside helped to pull the family from the cabin. He added that three children were taken to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries along with a woman who was experiencing chest pains.

They are all expected to survive he said.

Bottom told WKYT that the family was on vacation at the time of the incident. Because the cabin was perched on a ledge, structural engineers are working to determine the best way to demolish the home.