Baldwin Wallace University student injured during honors program retreat

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CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio-- A female freshman student from Baldwin Wallace University was injured Monday during an honors program retreat at Hiram House Camp in Chagrin Falls.

The retreat is designed to increase camaraderie among the honors students before beginning their rigorous academic schedules.

“They do activities that are bonding, the do some reflection and reading,” said Karp, “To help support each other, so they’re very close knit even on day one, that's why this has been difficult for the students."

One of the students was taking part in a confidence course on the ropes when she somehow fell and became tangled in the ropes.

She was taken to the hospital; her condition is not known at this time. The president of the university was on his way to see the student and her family.

Baldwin Wallace Assistant Vice President and Director of University Relations Dan Karp said, “Keep our student's family and our student in ...prayers tonight, that we can all get through this and they’ll be well.”

Hiram House Camp released the following statement on the accident:

Hiram House had an unfortunate and unforeseen incident on its high ropes course today with a student from Baldwin Wallace. Hiram House actvely cooperated with local first responders. We immediately contacted EMS who transported the student to the hospital. The safety of all Hiram House Camp guests is our #1 priority and we take these matters very seriously. Our thoughts are with the affected student and her family. There will be no further comment other than this statement at this time.

The school canceled the remainder of the retreat, and brought the students back to campus.