Brisbane terrifying school camp accident

Connor Petterson, 14, suffered a collapsed lung after an accident on a high ropes course while on a school camp. Courtesy: Supplied.

A 14-year-old Brisbane school student who was injured on a high ropes course at a school camp suffered a collapsed lung in the incident.

Connor Petterson, a Year 9 student at the Marist College Ashgrove, had to be airlifted to hospital after becoming tangled in ropes while participating in an activity at Adventure Alternatives Education Centre on Woodrow Road in Stanmore last week.

At the time, Connor suffered critical head and neck injuries and was taken to Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.

After the accident, Marist College said in a statement it had made the decision to cancel the remainder of the school camp.

“All boys will return to the College,” the statement said last week.

“We ask that you please keep the family in your prayers at this time.”

On Monday this week, the school announced Connor was being moved out of intensive care after he opened his eyes over the weekend for the first time since the accident.

“He is being weaned off his medication and is slowly recovering from a collapsed lung and is progressing well,” the school said.

“The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the entire Marist community for their overwhelming messages of support and ask that we continue our prayers for all people in ICU’s.”

The company behind the camp has said it will investigate the circumstances behind the accident.