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Civil Suit Over Teen's Fall Dismissed

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Steven and Vicky Treichel filed a lawsuit on their son’s behalf over a fall that happened at Fonferek Glen Park. Justin Treichel was 16 when he fell down a cliff at the park in 2004.

He had been playing paintball with friends and broke both legs and bones in his face and jaw. The lawsuit was asking for compensation for medical bills and the parents’ lost wages. Judge Peter Naze dismissed the suit.

In his summary judgment, Naze noted recreational activity was immune from liability. Also, there were five signs posted in the 74-acre park warning visitors about steep cliffs and rugged terrain and to exercise caution.

“Plaintiffs have not identified any valid exception to recreational immunity. Consequently, summary judgment is granted,” Naze wrote.

The family has not announced if they will appeal. Prohibited activities at the park include paintball.