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Family releases picture taken hours before 11-year-old Louisville boy killed at Red River Gorge

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The parents of an 11-year-old boy who was killed after he was hit by a falling tree while camping in the Red River Gorge say Jack Rose loved Boy Scouts.

Rose, pictured alongside this story, was camping Saturday night near Chimney Top Rock with his Boy Scout Troop from Louisville and his father when a dead tree about 18 inches in diameter fell and landed on the child's tent with him inside. He was hit in the head.

In a statement released Monday, James and Susann Rose said the Noe Middle school student also loved to play lacrosse:

He loved the Boy Scouts and signed up for the backpacking weekend.  He was looking forward to working with his patrol to be an Eagle Scout someday.

He graduated from Dunn Elementary last year and attended Noe middle in the 6th grade with his twin sister Maddie.  His other twin sisters Kate and Emma are in the eighth grade at Noe as well.

He enjoyed lacrosse and was looking forward to being on the Noe lacrosse team, being in the school musical, and hanging out with his sisters.

Full name is Jack Alastair Pace Rose

We want to thank the Wolfe County Search and Rescue team for all their support Saturday night for Jack and his father.

Rose was one of more than 20 scouts on that trip in the Gorge. He was with Troop 30, located in The Temple on Highway 42 in Louisville.

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