WEEPING WATER, Neb.
(AP) — Four people were injured when a folded-up basketball hoop fell
from a gymnasium ceiling during a youth wrestling tournament at Weeping
Water School in eastern Nebraska.
Weeping Water Fire Chief Ernie
West says the hoop apparatus pivoted down, "the cable or a bolt broke,
and it came down and struck four people" on Sunday around 1:30 p.m.
say two people were flown to a hospital for treatment and two others
were taken by ambulance. Their names and conditions aren't available.
The Kyle Sorensen Memorial Wrestling Tournament was under way when the accident occurred.
Water schools Superintendent Ken Heinz says the hoops are routinely
inspected, but he wouldn't say when the one that fell was last
Heinz says the gym will be closed while the accident is investigated.