Three taken to hospital after gym batting cage falls

(WSBT Photo/Joe Eufemi)
(WSBT Photo/Joe Eufemi)

GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — Officials say three people were taken to a hospital after a batting cage with a steel frame and netting fell from the ceiling of a Goshen College gymnasium.

The cage fell onto a bleachers area during games Monday evening for a summer high school girls volleyball league at the northern Indiana college.

Goshen Fire Department battalion chief Rick Kauffman tells The Elkhart Truth that three adults were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Goshen College student Sam Heberling tells The Goshen News she was officiating a game when she heard pops as the cage came down. The cage hit her in the arm but she didn’t go to the hospital.

College spokeswoman Jodi Beyeler says it isn’t yet known what caused the cage to fall down. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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