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MARBLE FALLS — An 18-year-old Falls Career High School student was rushed to Seton Medical Center Williamson in Round Rock after he fell about 20 feet May 18 from a ropes course.

"The good news is he’s conscious and moving all this extremities," said Assistant Superintendent Allen Roberts of the Marble Falls Independent School District.

Marble Falls Area EMS Inc. crews and Marble Falls Fire Rescue responded to the accident about 11:30 a.m. at the ropes course behind the high school and MFISD Central Administration facilities, 1800 Colt Circle Drive.

A FCHS class was on the ropes course under supervision when the student fell about 20 feet, Roberts said.

"Right now it’s still under investigation," he said.

The ropes course will be shut down until the district finds out what happened, Roberts said before leaving for the hospital to check on the student.

The course opened recently after construction began in January.

Several local civic clubs contributed funds to build the facility, which helps students and community members develop teamwork and confidence.

The course includes several tall poles.

daniel@thepicayune.com