12-Year-Old Boy Killed After Fall at North Carolina Trampoline Park

June 25, 2019

A 12-year-old boy who fell from a rock climbing wall at a North Carolina trampoline park has died.

News outlets report Altitude Trampoline Park in Gastonia closed Friday out of respect for the boy’s family. Police say he died Thursday following the Wednesday evening fall.

Audio from a 911 call says the boy hit the ground after falling about 15 feet (4.5 meters). The person told the dispatcher the boy was wearing a harness. It’s unclear whether the harness was functioning properly.

In a statement Thursday, an Altitude Trampoline Park vice president said the rock climbing structure has been closed while they investigate what happened.

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  • June 26, 2019 at 12:31 pm
    Greg Flury says:
    I am a climber with 20 years of experience climbing indoors & outdoors, and several years teaching climbing safety. I can say that most climbing accidents are due to user-... read more
  • June 25, 2019 at 3:12 pm
    Agent says:
    Unclear on whether the harness was functioning properly??????? Duh!

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