A man was seriously injured in a fall into the Tower of David in Jerusalem

A 49-year-old man was seriously injured after falling from a height of several meters at Jerusalem’s Tower of David Museum in the Old City.

The man was receiving medical treatment and the police opened an investigation into the circumstances of the accident.

The ancient site featured a rope track, including a 50-meter (164-foot) zip line suspended 40 meters (131 ft) above the ground.

Other stops include a wall-to-ground jump below, and a shorter zip line about five or six meters (16 to 19 ft). There are also suspension bridges, one of which is made of narrow planks of wood that hangs over the castle moat that is more than 40 meters (131 feet) high.

It was not immediately clear where the man fell.

An eyewitness at the site told the Ynet news site: “Suddenly I heard a scream behind me and then I saw dozens of people gathering around the man who had fallen. Many people started treating him right away.”

The eyewitness added: “The park itself looks very safe and impressive.”

Walking across a ropeway suspension bridge at the David Tower Museum, August 2021 (Jessica Steinberg/Times of Israel)

The rope course is open to ages 9 and up, and children up to 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Participants are provided with helmets and complete climbing equipment.

Jessica Steinberg contributed to this report.

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