Baldwin Wallace University freshman hospitalized after fall from high ropes during honors retreat

BEREA, Ohio – A Baldwin Wallace University freshman remains hospitalized today following an accident on a high ropes course at Hiram House Camp in Moreland Hills on Monday.

Brittney Bash from New Richmond, Ohio is in serious but stable condition, the university said.

Bash was among a group of about 80 freshmen honors students who arrived that day for a three-day retreat, said university spokeswoman Shawn Salamone. Members of the group split up to go to different activities.

The woman fell and became entangled in the ropes. She was transported to Hillcrest Hospital.

BW President Robert Helmer was with the family at the hospital last night.

“I assured them that the BW community will continue to keep our student and the family in our thoughts and prayers,” he said in a statement on Tuesday.

The students returned to the BW campus Monday night, and counseling services are being made available. The final two days of their planned retreat will take place on campus.

Fall classes begin Monday. 

Hiram House expanded the high ropes course in 2015.

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The ropes course is available as part of Hiram House summer camp, school camp, group retreats, and teambuilding adventure programs.

Courtney Guzy, executive director of the camp, told WKYC that all staff members are trained and equipment is inspected annually.

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