Girl's actions caused her to fall from NY park ride

Jun 28, 2017, 01:53

A 14-year-old girl was hanging from the Sky Ride gondola at Six Flags Great Escape Amusement Park in the eastern NY city of Queensbury.

Officials said it appeared that the teen, who is from DE and was riding with her younger brother, was either not paying proper attention or was fooling around to slide underneath the bar.

Thankfully the girl fell at one of the points where the seats aren't at their highest on the ride, as they get significantly farther off the ground and over water closer to the end.

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The girl, 14, was taken to Albany Medical Center, where she was reported to be in stable condition with no serious injuries, CBS reported. "One man saying, ".just let go, I promise I'll catch you.

When leaving Six Flags Great Escape in Queensbury, New York, on Saturday, Matthew Howard Sr. and his daughter, Leeann Winchell, heard someone screaming from above, Time magazine reported.

"I couldn't let that little girl die", Howard told journalists yesterday. It is unclear why the girl was hanging.

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"Looking at her today and knowing she was alright because of me and my daughter made it worth it". "If a rider wants to circumvent the safety stipulations, they can do it".

The Glens Falls-based Post-Star reports that the ride was functioning properly when the 14-year-old girl managed to slip beneath the restraining bar of the "Sky Ride". A statement released by the park to News 10 ABC said "there does not appear to be any malfunction of the ride", though the attraction remains closed "until a thorough review of the ride can be completed".

After being checked over by emergency medical park personnel, she was airlifted to a local hospital where she was deemed healthy with no serious injuries.

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But both father and daughter said they weren't the true heroes - the young girl's brother, who was sitting next to her in the cable auto was.

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