Crowd catches girl who falls from Six Flag ride

posted by Kelly Nash -

A 14-year-old girl was caught by the crowd who formed below her after she was dangling from an amusement park ride. The unnamed teen was riding the Sky Ride at Six Flags Great Escape in Queensbury, New York when she somehow slipped out of the ride’s gondola chair.

The teenager was hanging from the ride until she dropped, hitting a tree before the crowd of park guests and employees caught her. According tolocal authorities, she was treated at the scene, then taken to the hospital, where she is in stable condition, with no serious injuries.

The park’s website describes the Sky Ride as a “roundtrip ski-lift style gondola ride.” And the ride has been cleared to operate, but it remains closed while Six Flags does an internal review. “The safety and security of our guests is our top priority and our thoughts and prayers are with our guest and her family,” they say in a statement.

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