Girl's actions caused her to fall from NY park ride


Authorities say a 14-year-old DE girl's actions caused her to fall from a NY amusement park ride and land in the arms of bystanders.

In a dramatic video captured over the weekend, a young girl can be seen dangling from a slow-moving gondola ride, crying and saying she can't hold on much longer.

"A young woman who helped catch a Six Flags rider after a 25-foot plunge from a cable auto told The Post she never considered her own safety - even when security urged her to stay back". A 47-year old from Schenectady, New York, was also "transported to Glens Falls Hospital where he was treated and released for a back injury, suffered as he was attempting to catch the falling victim".

"Let your legs dangle in the air as you board your open, two-person cable auto in Fest Area", the website said.

A 14-year-old girl fell out of a ride at Six Flags Great Escape.

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

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Her experience on Sky Ride, which is a half ski-lift, half gondola ride, was going horribly wrong. "If a rider wants to circumvent the safety stipulations, they can do it".

"Looking at her today and knowing she was alright because of me and my daughter made it worth it". She eventually fell into the arms of Leeann Winchell and Matthew Howard Sr., who happened to be in the right place at the right time.

It wasn't clear how the girl came to be hanging from the ride.

According to police, the Sky Ride was functioning properly when the teenager and her brother climbed on it at around 8 p.m.

"There does not appear to be any malfunction of the ride, but we have closed the attraction until the a thorough review can be completed", USA Today reported park officials said in a statement.

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