1 hospitalized after fall from high ropes course at Camp Morty in North Salem


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An adult male employee at Camp Morty in North Salem fell approximately 25’ from the camp’s high ropes course Tuesday morning and was hospitalized with hip and back injuries.

At 11:25 A.M., Croton Falls Fire DepartmentNorth Salem Volunteer Ambulance Corps and Westchester EMS units were dispatched to the Westchester County-run camp located on Hawley Road in North Salem. Croton Falls Fire assistant chief Paul D’Agostino made contact with the patient and confirmed the fall and resulting injuries.

Map courtesy of Camp Morty

A helicopter was called due to the nature of the injury, but due to a delayed response time the patient was transported to Danbury Hospital by North Salem Volunteer Ambulance Corps. The man’s injuries were determined to be non-life threatening.

The camp's high ropes course is located within the 1,082 acre Sal J. Prezioso Mountain Lakes Park in North Salem. The course has a zip line as well as high ropes and low ropes that vary in height from 1.5 feet to 50 feet above ground.

What is Camp Morty?

Camp Morty is a no-cost residential camp for children between the ages of 8-15 years old. The camp is run by the Westchester Parks Foundation in partnership with Westchester County Parks Department, the Department of Social Services, and the Department of Community Mental Health. To be eligible, campers must be receiving temporary services through Westchester County’s Department of Social Services.

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