Girl's actions caused her to fall from NY park ride
- Author: Sidney Guerrero Jun 28, 2017,
Jun 28, 2017, 1:53
A 14-year-old DE girl received only minor injuries when she fell 25 feet from a gondola ride at Six Flags in Queensbury New York on Saturday night. "She didn't say much - she was kind of still in shock".
The girl dangled briefly before falling from the "Sky Ride" as a group of park guests gathered under the stopped attraction to catch her.
"A young woman who helped catch a Six Flags rider after a 25-foot plunge from a cable vehicle told The Post she never considered her own safety - even when security urged her to stay back". Next to her was her crying younger brother. "They'll catch you, honey, go ahead!"
Law enforcement have been left wondering how a 14-year-old girl managed to fall from a ride at Six Flags Great Escape over the weekend. "If a rider wants to circumvent the safety stipulations, they can do it".
"As part of our annual practice an evacuation drill is conducted in partnership with local emergency personnel on this particular ride each spring", she said in an emailed response.
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A statement from a sheriff's office said the girl was a 14-year-old park guest visiting from Greenwood, Delaware.
No one knows how the girl managed to fall out of the ride, which has been inspected and confirmed to be working fine, CBS News reported.
Authorities told Radar that the girl is in stable condition with "no serious injuries reported" after being airlifted and treated at Albany Medical Center. We were just in the right place in the right time. The park said there appeared to be nothing wrong with the ride, but it will remained closed until it can closely investigate the situation further.
After the girl began dangling from the gondola, word was relayed to the operator to stop the ride. He said Sunday that his 10-year-old daughter and wife had also been on the ride and watched from high above as the girl fell.