Teenage Girl Falls Off High Ropes Course

An accident, this afternoon, at an East Texas camp sends a teenage girl to the hospital. It happened on the high ropes course at Timberline Baptist Camp located on FM 849 in Lindale.   The camp says a 14-year-old girl from Kingwood, Texas was standing on a platform waiting to go down the zip line when she fell. Officials estimate the fall to be about 15 feet. The girl was care-flighted to ETMC.

"We're investigating what happened now," said Camp Director Doug Crawford. "We're not for sure. She took a pretty good fall. She was in good spirits, talking about her arm hurting and apparently she skinned her arms a little bit coming down."   The camp says this is the first time anyone has fallen off the ropes course.

Molly Reuter, reporting. mreuter@kltv.com