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Boy Critical After Qld High Ropes Accident

A teenage boy is in a critical condition after becoming entangled on a high ropes course on a school camp in southeast Queensland.

The boy, a Marist College Ashgrove student, was attending the Year 9 camp when the accident occurred just after 10am on Wednesday at Stanmore, on the Sunshine Coast.

The boy was airlifted to the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital in Brisbane with facial and neck injuries.

In a brief statement released on Wednesday, the Catholic college announced the camp had been cancelled and students would return to the school.

"The parents of the injured boy have been informed and are in attendance at the hospital," the statement read.

"At this time details of the accident are still coming to light and we will advise you of more details as we are made aware."

AAP

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