Six Flags witness says girl's fall from ride was "horrifying"

Crowd catches teen falling from Six Flags park ride

She was treated by park emergency medical staff and transferred by ambulance to Glen Falls Hospital before being taken by helicopter to the medical centre.

The youngster, who has not been named but is originally from DE, was then carried away for medical attention.

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 auto. The teen was dangling from her gondola, and, as you'll see in the Facebook video below, her neck appeared to be trapped between the bars and the vehicle.

The Sherriff's Office said that the 14-year-old girl, who is from Greenwood, Delaware, was not seriously injured during Saturday's incident.

The teen escaped with no serious injuries.

State inspectors cleared the Sky Ride for resuming operation, but officials at the park 55 miles (88 kilometers) north of Albany said the gondolas would remain idle for at least a second day Monday, pending an internal review.

Police say the ride was functioning properly.


Officials inspected the ride and said it was in proper working order.

The girl lost her grip and fell down where Howard and Winchell, arms outstretched, waited with a few other good Samaritans. "I'm not going to let you fall", said Mr Howard. I don't want to see security get blamed.

"I couldn't let that little girl die", Howard told The Associated Press on Sunday.

CNN tried to reach Six Flags for comment, but the amusement park did not immediately respond to voice and email messages.

Some witnesses surmised she may have been trying to kick trees as the ride passed them, but Stockdale said that did not appear to be the case.

The incident, which was captured on video by several park guests, shows the teen hanging about 25 feet in the air from a two-person gondola ride and screaming for help.

Luckily, she was caught, and subsequently treated by the medical team at the park.

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