Fish Camp Cleared in Aggie's Fall From Bridge

Texas A&M Fish Camp has been cleared of any wrongdoing in an accident that injured one of its campers, according to the results of an investigation released Friday.

Last month, Texas A&M freshman Betsy Helbing fell 30 feet from the Brazos River bridge on Highway 21. Helbing, 20, was with a group of students from her Fish Camp at the time of the accident, officials said.

Texas A&M Student Life and Student Activities launched an investigation into Fish Camp's possible involvement in the accident, according to A&M officials.

A report released Friday concluded that the student-led organization did not violate university policy, nor was it responsible for the accident, according to Kevin Jackson, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at Texas A&M.

Jackson said the university is concerned about students who engage in such activities, and will continue to encourage students to make good decisions to ensure accidents, like Helbing's, don't happen.

Fish Camp is a summer camp for incoming freshmen run by A&M students.

Helbing is recovering from a spinal cord injury at a rehabilitation hospital in Austin.


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