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Man catches teen falling from park ride: 'It's OK let go!'

26 June 2017, 04:17 | Laverne Osborne

Man catches teen falling from park ride: 'It's OK let go!'

Man catches teen falling from park ride: 'It's OK let go!'

The Sheriff's Office did not say what the girl was doing and how she ended up hanging from the ride in the first place.

The unidentified 14-year-old was at a Six Flags outside Albany on Saturday night when the sheriff's office said in a statement that the girl was riding the Sky Ride when the operator got word someone was in distress. She then let go, struck a tree, then fell into the arms of workers and guests.

A cellphone video of the girl falling taken by Loren Lent of Glenville, went viral overnight, and the story was picked up by media outlets including staff-written stories in the the Washington Post, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and several papers in England.

Video of the incident shows the girl at Six Flags Great Escape Amusement Park barely holding on to the ride, as her younger brother sits next to her screaming hysterically for help.

A girl falling from a ride at a NY theme park has been caught by a crowd in a dramatic rescue.

"Because if she was going to fall you know I wanted to be there to at least do whatever I could to try to save this girl", Winchell said.

Howard received a minor back injury from catching the teenager.

"No-one wants to put himself underneath a body like that, but I couldn't stand by and watch". Her little brother was shaken but uninjured, she said.

Park-goers below start to notice the trouble she is having, and begin to devise a plan for how they will save her when she inevitably falls.

The Sheriff's Office said the girl fell from the auto, hit a tree as she fell.

"It's awesome you know I mean as I keep saying too God put us in the right place at the right time, you know we were able to do something good and we saved a child's life", Winchell said.

"My daughter was just traumatized", he said. He said the ride has no seatbelt; just a bar across to hold patrons inside. "The safety and security of our guests is our top priority and our thoughts and prayers are with our guest and her family".

The ride was shut for safety checks and has since been cleared for operation, but will remain closed. The ride had been inspected and is in proper order, but the park still won't provide this ride clearance to operate.

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