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Girl's actions caused her to fall from amusement park ride, police say

Alfredo Watts | 27 June, 2017, 07:46

Warren County sheriff's Lt. Steven Stockdale told The Post-Star of Glens Falls (http://bit.ly/2s9pG46 ) that "human error" on the part of the 14-year-old DE girl caused her to slip out of the two-person gondola while riding with her younger brother Saturday at Six Flags Great Escape.

A 14-year-old girl was injured when she dropped from a ride Saturday night at a Six Flags amusement park in upstate NY, the sheriff's office said.

The video shows the girl somehow slipped through the safety bar, which briefly held her aloft while she dangled in the air. Thanks to the guys who banded together to catch her and the guy who climbed the tree to move the branches out of the way. The park said in a statement that the accident "does not appear to be any malfunction of the ride". The teen, from Greenwood, Delaware, was taken to Albany Medical Center in stable condition with no serious injuries, the Warren County Sheriff's Office said.

A 14-year-old girl is in stable condition with no serious injuries after falling 25 feet from a ride at Six Flags Great Escape. They found everything was in proper working order and all safety equipment was intact and operational at the time of the incident, the sheriff's office said.

Lent says after he noticed the girl hanging from her upper body, he yelled at park personnel to do something to rescue her. "It wouldn't surprise me at all if they put additional safety restrictions on this ride, maybe safety belts". The slow-moving, gondola-style ride, which reaches heights of more than 20 feet, was brought to a stop after a park attendant received a call from park staff on the ground that a rider was in distress. She was treated at the park, then taken to an area hospital.

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