Dad, daughter catch teen who fell from ride

Aaron Brown
June 27, 2017

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.

According to the Warren County Sheriff's Office, the incident happened on the amusement park's Sky Ride. She was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

Quick-thinking bystanders made a decision to step in and told the girl to wriggle free and drop down from the ride so they could catch her.

The teen fell from the Sky Ride, a gondola that spans several feet across Six Flags Great Escape, around 8 p.m. on Saturday, The Glens Falls Post-Star reported.

The Warren County Sheriff's Office says the unidentified 14-year-old girl from Greenwood, Delaware, was in a stable condition at Albany Medical Center with no serious injuries.

The girl, from DE, was in one of the ride's two-person cars with another child, a relative of hers, when it was stopped by an operator following a report someone was in distress, officials said.

Crowd catches teen falling from park ride; no serious injury

The ride has been closed in order to carry out safety checks but officials said it appeared to be working properly.

The victim was treated by park emergency medical personnel until an ambulance took her to the hospital.

The teen was taken to Albany Medical Center for unspecified injuries.

Dramatic video captures the moment a 14-year-old girl plummeted about 25 feet from a ride at an upstate Six Flags amusement park - and was caught by a group of guests and security workers.

Authorities said further investigation was being done to determine the exact circumstances surrounding the fall.

Saratoga Sheriff's investigators and park personnel carried out an inspection of the ride and the auto the girl was travelling in and found all safety equipment to be in good working order.

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