Waterpark Visitors Save a Young Girl Falling from the Skyride

Angie Massey
June 26, 2017

However, this is not always the cast and an incident that took place Saturday evening at the Six Flags Great Escape in Queensbury, NY, proved that to true.

Suddenly, someone yelled, "They'll catch her!" and the girl dropped from the auto. She remains there, authorities said, in stable condition and with no serious injuries. He noticed a young girl hanging from a chair by her head and arms, News10 reported.

No word on how it happened yet, but a DE teenager is lucky to be alright after falling 25 feet from a gondola ride at an upstate New York Six Flags.

An onlooker is heard saying, "Her neck is stuck", just before she falls.

Lt. Stockdale says investigators and park staff inspected the auto the girl was riding in and found everything to be working properly.

Rebecca Wood, a spokesperson with Six Flags said the ride had been cleared to resume operation by the New York State Department of Labor.

Thanks to a group of quick-thinking Six Flags visitors and employees, a 14-year-old girl is safe today. The girl's little brother was shaken but otherwise uninjured.

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The operator stopped the ride and a group of guests and employees gathered beneath the ride auto to catch the girl, who dropped into their arms. The ride was stopped by an operator after getting word of a rider in distress.

A crowd began to form, with dozens of people capturing the moment on video.

Matthew Howard Sr. and his 21-year-old daughter answered the cries for help.

"I said: "It's OK!" "I thought if I got in there, at least we could do something". Local news reports indicate a man who tried to catch the girl was injured.

The teen wiggled herself loose and fell right on top of him. She was lifted up and carried to a golf cart where emergency workers arrived to help her, witnesses said. 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. "I just wanted to make sure she was safe".

The two took the brunt of the girl's fall, tumbling to the ground themselves the catch.

Howard, who can be seen in the video wearing a white T-shirt, was knocked to the ground by the impact.

Other reports by GizPress

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