Deputies said Sunset offers a weeklong program for teenagers, providing team-building exercises including ropes courses and rides through wooded areas.
PICKENS COUNTY, South Carolina (WSPA) – A 16-year old girl from Florida died from injuries she received at a Young Life camp in Pickens County Monday afternoon.
In a release from the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office, Chief Deputy Creed Hash said it was an accident involving a swing more than 100 feet in the air.
The sheriff’s office reports deputies were called to the scene around 4:20 pm.
The coroner’s office initially reported the victim’s name as “Oliver Grimes” and stated that the victim fell from a zip line swing. Grimes was assigned to a group of other teens participating in an event called the “Freebird”, Hash said.
According to a news release, the victim was seated and attached to the swing along with two other participants when she became unattached, and fell about 100 to 120 feet onto the ground.
“All of us at Carolina Point and across Young Life grieve with this young woman’s family and friends”, officials said.
The camp on Sassafras Mountain straddles the border between North and South Carolina and is run by Young Life, a Christian youth organization. Due to the overwhelming nature of the circumstances, we are asking that you refrain from contacting Phil and Robyn at this time.