Staff Member at Wesleyan Christian Academy In North Carolina Dies After Being Hit by Tree Branch While on Mission Trip to Jamaica

Lee Rickman
Lee Rickman

Students on a mission trip to Jamaica are returning home Monday after a tragedy during their trip.

25-year-old Lee Rickman, a staff member at Wesleyan Christian Academy, died after he was hit by a tree branch in Jamaica.

School officials say the team was at a local waterfall on their day off from ministry when a gust of wind knocked off a heavy branch and struck Rickman and school pastor Paul Coates. Coates has since been released from the hospital.

Click here to read the full letter sent from Head of School, Dr. Rob Brown, to parents and staff.

Stephanie Doyle, Stephanie Ando

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