Shocking video shows teen falling from Six Flags 'Sky Ride'

Shocking video shows teen falling from Six Flags 'Sky Ride'

Shocking video shows teen falling from Six Flags 'Sky Ride'

A bystander captured the scene on cell phone video as the teen fell from the vehicle, striking a tree before landing in a crowd of park guests and employees that had gathered underneath the auto in an attempt to catch the victim before she hit the ground.

The girl fell approximately 25 feet from the "Sky Ride" gondola attraction into a crowd of people gathered to catch her, according to multiple eyewitness reports.

As the Greenwood, Del. teen dangled from the two-person gondola, a man in a crowd that gathered underneath the sky ride called for the girl to drop, reported.

The Warren County Sheriff's Office said the unidentified 14-year-old girl is at Albany Medical Centre in stable condition with no serious injuries after the incident on Saturday night.

Another child was also in the vehicle, the sheriff's office 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 auto.

"There's a lot of negativity going on about this, that it's the girl's fault, it's Six Flags' fault, it's security's fault", Howard said.

Footage shows a crowd of people assembling beneath her, ready to catch her if she fell.

"My daughter was just traumatized", he said.

Watch horrifying moment teen girl plunges from theme park ride — GRAPHIC VID
Thanks to the guys who banded together to catch her and the guy who climbed the tree to move the branches out of the way. A teenage girl has plunged eight metres (25ft) from a halted theme park ride into a crowd of people trying to catch her.

But when she was caught, cheers of joy and applause for the men who took the girl to safety rang out.

Officials inspected the ride and said it was in proper working order. "Every situation is unique and requires the appropriate time and tools for the evacuation". "We are reviewing our internal procedures to ensure the safety and security of our guests and team members".

"I couldn't let that girl die".

The Sheriff's Office tells the Post that after park officials received notice of a rider in distress they stopped the ride.

INSIDER has reached out to Six Flags Great Escape for comment. The girl remained hospitalized Sunday.

They're hopeful the public will leave the young girl and her family alone to heal, they said.

Mr Lent said she was dangling for at least 90 seconds, and possibly a few minutes.

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