Officials begin investigation after boy dies from fall at trampoline park

Officials begin investigation after boy dies from fall at trampoline park



have you started with that terrible tragedy at a trampoline park this twelve-year-old boy fell off a rock climbing wall and died he was there celebrating his birthday that day I don't even have words to describe you know the way we all feel about his strategy well tonight altitude trampoline park managers talked to our bridge Oh Bruno and Joe they told you they're checking every latch harness and clip right now Scott the company says this is the first time something like this has happened at altitude it happened at that rock climbing section called clip and climb that section has been shut down indefinitely neighbors described him as an adventurous kid they say Matthew Liu a newly turned 12 year old and Cramerton middle school student had the kind of personality everyone cherished while a lot can be said about who he was not much is known right now about the fall at altitude trampoline park that killed it we are taking it very seriously and you know consulting experts to see what we can do to prevent this moving forward altitude trampoline park corporate management the manufacturer insurance agents and third party investigators are going through surveillance video and interviewing people police say Wednesday night Lou was on the clip and climb rock wall when he fell 10 to 15 feet trampoline park says Lou was wearing a properly fit safety harness and he was instructed on how to use the equipment we do have certified safety monitors here that are going through and checking every latch every harness every clip channel 9 has investigated in the past and found that trampoline parks are not regulated by the state altitude says the equipment is inspected whenever a staff member comes on his or her shift right now the focus is on finding out how this happened and how to make sure this tragedy never happens again our primary concern is of course making sure that you know our thoughts and prayers are with the family and ensuring the safety of all of our guests as well as our staff counseling is being offered to any staff members or people who are at this park when this incident happened the company is declining to say who this third-party investigator is and while the rockwool is shut down here it is not closed at any of the other 67 locations Scot all right a tough story tonight Joe our thoughts and prayers of course are with that family earlier this year our Allyson lattice investigated trampoline park injuries and she found the waiver for parents is very restrictive and we got a copy of the altitude trampoline park waiver and part of it says I the person signing acknowledges that if anyone is hurt during my participation in the park activities I may be found by a court of law to have waived my right to maintain a lawsuit against the park owner paramedics in Gaston County said they've responded to altitude trampoline park four times this year including the accident Wednesday they said there could have been other injuries for people though just took themselves or loved ones to the hospital

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