Climbing feature removed from Oman recreational centre following accident
September 17, 2019 | 1:17 PM
by Times News Service
Bounce Oman

Muscat: Bounce Oman has decided to close down temporarily after an incident last Thursday where a school boy fell while climbing, suffered head injuries and was hospitalized in the ICU unit in Al Khoula hospital.

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A statement from the company explained that Bounce Oman was the only one Bounce complex in the region that had the climbing feature. Furthermore, the Bounce team has decided to remove the climbing feature even if Bounce reopens.

A statement sent to Times of Oman by the company read: "We wish to make our BOUNCE community aware that a serious accident occurred in our Oman venue on Thursday within the climbing area. Very sadly a young boy remains in a serious condition.

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"This is an extremely distressing time and we want to assure you that we are doing everything in our control to take action. We are deeply saddened for the accident that occurred."

"We took the decision to close the Oman venue, which is the only regional venue with this climbing area, with immediate effect and are working closely with the local authorities as well as an independent safety advisor."

"Although the investigations are on-going which prevents us from providing a detailed update, we wish to make a clear statement to the community that regardless of the outcomes of the investigation we will remove the activity once we are authorised to do so."

"Each of our venues are run by parents, brothers and sisters that care deeply about each and every visitor and this injury is felt deeply by us all. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the boy and his family," the statement added.

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