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Student critically injured in rope course accident at Sunshine Coast school camp

student injured at ropes course school camp
The student was on a ropes course at Adventure Alternatives Education Centre in Woodford. Photo: ABC
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A teenage boy is in a critical condition after an accident on a high ropes course on the Sunshine Coast hinterland.

It is believed the Year 9 student from Brisbane’s Marist College became entangled and suffered neck and facial injuries while on a school camp at Woodford.

Paramedics were called to the Adventure Alternatives Education Centre about 10:30am and the boy was flown to the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane.

In an email to parents, Marist College headmaster Peter McLoughlin said the boy’s parents were with him at the hospital.

He said students on the camp would return to Brisbane this afternoon.

“The boys have been informed of the accident on site and it is our intention to provide a debrief and counselling support at school tomorrow morning,” he wrote.

“Prayer and support spaces will be made available for your sons should they need.

“At this time details of the accident are still coming to light and we will advise you of more details as we are made aware.”

Workplace health and safety staff have arrived at the scene of the incident.

The centre has been approached for comment.

-ABC