Monday, June 26, 2017

Park visitors catch falling teenager

A teenage girl fell from a gondola at 6 Flags Great Escape amusement park near Lake George, New York, on June 24. The 14-year-old was seen hanging from a gondola about 25 feet above the ground. Other park guests quickly gathered with outstretched arms to catch her.

The girl hung on to the gondola for at least a minute, but finally released it as the crowd below yelled for her to let go and promised "we'll catch you." She landed in the arms of the crowd and was rushed to a hospital but did not sustain any serious injuries.  Eye-witness Loren Lent, who captured the video linked below and uploaded it to Facebook, says, "Thanks to the guys who banded together to catch her." A park official said there does not appear to be any malfunction with the ride. Watch the rescue here.

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