Teen dies in 100-foot fall while at church camp in North Carolina

Olivia Grimes

PICKENS COUNTY, N.C. (WSPA) – A 16-year old girl from Florida died from injuries she received at a Young Life camp in North Carolina Monday afternoon.

The Pickens County Coroner reports Olivia Grimes fell 100 to 120 feet from a rope and ride course at Carolina Point, a camp in both North and South Carolina on Sassafras Mountain.

The sheriff’s office said deputies were called to the scene around 4:20 p.m. Monday.

Grimes was participating in an event called “Freebird” with other teenagers. She was seated in a large pendulum swing along with two other people when she fell.

Oasis Community Church released the following statement:

It’s with deepest sorrow and broken hearts that we let you know that Olivia Grimes, the sixteen-year-old daughter of Pastor Phil and Robyn and sister of Sabrina, passed away on Monday after an accident at a summer camp. Due to the overwhelming nature of the circumstances, we are asking that you refrain from contacting Phil and Robyn at this time. Please keep them and the entire Grimes family in your prayers. We are grateful for your love and support, which will continue to be needed in the weeks and months ahead. We will update you with arrangements once we have that information.

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