Girl's actions caused her to fall off Great Escape ride

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The New York Daily News said she was taken to a nearby hospital and she is expected to survive without any serious injuries.

According to the Warren County Sheriff's Office, the incident happened on the amusement park's Sky Ride.

The 14-year-old girl was hanging from the chair on the Sky Ride at Six Flags Great Escape in the Lake George area. She tumbled into a crowd of park guests and employees gathered below to catch her before she hit the ground.

Suddenly, someone yelled, "They'll catch her!" and the girl dropped from the auto.

She was later taken by helicopter to Albany Medical Center where she was reported to be in a stable condition with no serious injuries reported.

A teenager fell about 25 feetfrom a stopped gondola ride at an upstate NY amusement park Saturday night, tumbling into a crowd of park guests and employees gathered below to catch her before she hit the ground.




The girl was riding the attraction with a younger relative and fell about 25 feet from a stationary two-person auto, the sheriff's office said in a statement.

After falling from the vehicle, the girl struck a tree before landing in the crowd of park guests and employees, who had gathered below in a bid to catch her.

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

Sheriff's investigators and park personnel inspected the ride and the auto the girl was riding in and determined that everything was in proper working order.

A 47-year-old visitor to the park was treated and released for a back injury sustained while attempting to catch the girl.

"At approximately 8:05 p.m. on June 24, 2017, the Warren County Sheriff's Office and emergency medical services were dispatched to the Six Flags Amusement Park after a park guest fell from a ride", stated a spokesperson for Six Flags.

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