Florida Teen Wasn't Strapped into SC Ropes Course

Authorities say a Florida teenager who fell to her death from a high ropes course at a South Carolina camp was not properly strapped into the apparatus.

Pickens County sheriff's deputies said in a statement Friday they've completed their investigation into the death of 16-year-old Olivia Paige Grimes.

Authorities say the Lakeland, Florida, teen died Monday afternoon after falling out of a ropes course swing at Carolina Point Camp in Sunset.

The camp on the South Carolina-North Carolina state line is run by Young Life, a Christian youth organization.

Deputies say they've found no evidence of foul play or mechanical failure and have turned over their investigation to state officials. Representatives from the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation have visited the camp and are still investigating.

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