Injured zipline guide still in ICU, benefit will be held Friday

Source: WMBF News Content Specialist Stephanie Robusto
Source: WMBF News Content Specialist Stephanie Robusto

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) A benefit to raise money for Gerard O'Sullivan, the zipline guide injured in a fall, will be held at Farlo's Burrito Bar on Main Street in Myrtle Beach on Friday.

According to the Facebook page for Farlo's, half of all sales on Friday will go toward helping O'Sullivan with his recovery fund.  For more information on this benefit you can visit Farlo's Facebook page.

Officials at Myrtle Beach Adrenaline Adventures say Gerard O'Sullivan is in stable condition and recovering at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.

However, WMBF News called the hospital and hospital officials confirmed that O'Sullivan is still in ICU.

Patrons enjoying that zipline spoke to WMBF News Reporter Sean Maginnis saying he and his kids would have rethought their decision to try the zipline if they had known about the accident before they were strapped in.

Myrtle Beach Adrenaline Adventures released the following statement to WMBF News on July15th:

"Myrtle Beach Adrenaline Adventures  worker Gerald O' Sullivan who was injured on Friday is now in stable condition and recovering at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. O'Sullivan was injured as result of what appears to be an employee error related accident. The ride was shut down and underwent a full safety inspection at the time of the accident. MBAA continues to share thoughts and prayers for Gerard's speedy recovery and has arranged for Gerard's parents to join him here in Myrtle Beach on Tuesday."

The MBAA says the customer and staff safety is and will continue to be a top priority and was never compromised at the time of the accident. O'Sullivan is an exchange student from Ireland.

The ride remains open and in full operation.

Stay with WMBF News for the late-breaking details as they become available.

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