Boy injured at school camp ropes course given 'all-clear'

A Brisbane teen critically injured on a high-ropes course during a school camp has been given a medical “all-clear”.

Marist College Ashgrove announced on the school’s Facebook page that Connor Petterson, 14, underwent an MRI on Friday night.

“It is with a profound sense of joy that we inform you that Year 9 student, Connor Petterson has received the ‘all clear’ after an MRI last night,” the statement read.

“Mr and Mrs Petterson have been overwhelmed with your prayers and support, but ask that you please continue to pray for all people in ICUs.

Connor Pettersen’s family have maintained a bedside vigil in hospital after he was critically injured. Source: 7 News

The update received more than 100 comments of support in an hour, with many members of the community sending well wishes to the family.

Connor suffered head and neck injuries when he became entangled in a high ropes course while on school camp at Adventure Alternatives at Woodford, northwest of Brisbane.

Earlier this week, Queensland Health Minister Steven Miles said there was “no doubt there will be a thorough investigation into what happened”.

Adventure Alternatives managing director Todd Samorowski defended his company’s professionalism and safety after the teen became entangled in the ropes.

Marist College released the statement on their Facebook page on Saturday morning. Source: Facebook/Marist College Ashgrove

“This was an unforeseen incident,” he said in a statement on Thursday.

“It had nothing to do with the misuse or failure of any safety equipment, instructional or participant error.

“This incident also had nothing to do with our continued level of safety, our professionalism or the safety of any of the activities we run and will continue to run in the future.”

They later issued another statement removing previous comments.

“It is far too early to speculate on why this occurred but please know we are determined to understand the causes fully and will do whatever is required to prevent something like this occurring again,” the updated statement said.