A 14-year-old girl dangled and then fell from about 25 feet from a gondola ride at Six Flags Great Escape Amusement Park in Upstate New York on Saturday evening.
A crowd of people gathered beneath the girl as she was dangling on the stopped ride. Onlookers persuaded her to let to go of a bar she was holding and to fall into the arms of the awaiting crowd.
The girl did let go and fall, hitting a thicket of tree branches on the way down.
The Six Flags ride from which the girl fell is called the “Sky Ride.” It’s designed to be a gentle family ride which carries passengers through the park on a cable. It has no minimum height requirement.
The girl was treated on the spot and then rushed to a nearby hospital in a helicopter after the incident. (Read more from “The Horrifying Moment a 14-Year-Old Girl DANGLES and PLUNGES From a Six Flags Ride” HERE)