All 13 injured team members taken to area hospitals on Friday for tests and x-rays after a partial collapse of the Jacob’s Ladder climbing net obstacle were released the same day. The most serious injury among the team members was a broken wrist. One leader received tests and x-rays in Orlando and was released after 3:00 p.m. on Saturday with no broken bones or serious injury reported. The injuries occurred during a photo session at Jacob’s Ladder (a climbing net on Teen Missions Obstacle course) when it appeared that some anchors pulled out on the back side of the obstacle causing a partial collapse of the climbing net. Recent rains might have softened the ground around the anchors.
Teen Missions International is thankful to the Lord for His protection and for all those who rallied to pray for each injured team member as events unfolded. We would like to express our gratitude to all of the local first responders of Brevard County for their care, encouragement and professionalism. All of the team members have returned to their teams and are continuing their training for ministry and projects around the world. The first Boot Camp teams will be Commissioning on Sunday evening with a live webcast from Big Top #1 beginning at 7:15 EST.