Girl Falls Off Ride At Six Flags, Sustains Mild Injuries After 25 Foot Drop

A 14-year-old girl plummeted 25 feet after falling off a ride
at Six Flags amusement park in upstate New York. Thankfully,
her injuries are minor, and as of Sunday morning she is in
stable condition.

As CNN reports, the teenager, from
Greenwood, Delaware, fell from Sky Ride, a slow, “gondola-style
attraction” at The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom in
Queensbury. In the Associated Press video—which, I must warn you, is a bit
anxiety-producing—you can see her hanging by her hands as a
crowd gathers underneath her. She lets go and is struck by a
tree branch, but is caught by other amusement park patrons.

Six Flags employees tended to the girl before emergency crews
took her to Glens Falls Hospital and then flew her to Albany. A
47-year-old man from Schenectady, New York, was also taken to
Glens Falls Hospital after sustaining back injury. He was hurt
as he attempted to catch the falling girl.

As of now, we don’t know why this girl was hanging so
precariously from Sky Ride. An investigation revealed the ride
to be in compliance with safety codes and in full working
order. When the operator learned that one of the passengers was
in danger, they halted the ride.

Six Flags has not yet offered a comment regarding this
frightening incident.

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