Teen Falls Out Of Six Flags Ride, Saved By Strangers Who Catch Her
A terrifying incident has a happy ending thanks to a group of strangers who saved the day.
On Saturday evening, a 14-year-old girl fell 25 feet from the “Sky Ride” at Six Flags in upstate New York.
Video shows the teen dangling from the ride as she hung on for dear life. Quick-thinking strangers in the park gathered to catch the girl before she hit the ground.
See the scary video below:
Via CBS News:
The unidentified 14-year-old girl from Greenwood, Delaware, was taken to Albany Medical Center in stable condition with no serious injuries, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office said.
The sheriff’s office said in a statement that the girl was riding the attraction with a child relative, and fell from a stationary two-person car. The ride was stopped by an operator after getting word of a rider in distress, officials said.
Witness Loren Lent told CBS Albany affiliate WRGB-TV that people scrambled to get beneath the girl.
“It was horrifying. I mean, you know, you could tell this person is helpless,” Lent told the station. “… I said to one of the staffers, I said, ‘You guys mean to tell me you don’t have anything set up to rescue somebody in this situation?’ and he then told me to leave the scene.”
Authorities say the girl fell from the car and struck a tree before landing in the crowd. She was treated by park emergency medical staff and taken by ambulance to Glen Falls Hospital before being transferred by helicopter to the medical center.
Officials inspected the ride and said it was in proper working order. The park said in a statement that the safety of guests is a top priority.
“There does not appear to be any malfunction of the ride, but we have closed the attraction until a thorough review can be completed,” a park official said.
A 47-year-old man who helped catch the girl was treated for a back injury and released from the hospital.
Thank God she is okay.