ibusinesslines.com
ibusinesslines.com May 23, 2018


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

26 June 2017, 10:57 | Laverne Osborne

Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published broadcast rewritten or redistributed

Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published broadcast rewritten or redistributed

The girl's little brother sat next to her in the green two-person pod, crying hysterically and saying he couldn't hold on.

Howard, 47, and his daughter, Leeann Winchell, 21, positioned themselves under the girl as the ride stopped and security came running.

A crowd of people gathered, with some filming the incident as it unfolded.

"I said, 'It's OK to let go - I'll catch you, honey".

Lent can be heard on the video yelling to the girl, trying to reassure her it was okay to let go because the crowd below would catch her. Seconds later, she let go and hit a tree branch before the crowd below caught her.

Eventually they made a decision to form a buffer with their arms, promising the girl that if she fell they would catch her as she quickly began to lose grip.

Six Flags employees tended to the girl before emergency crews took her to Glens Falls Hospital and then flew her to Albany.

"Girl falling from ride at 6 Flags Great Escape and they have NO means to rescue them".


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. "No one wants to put himself underneath a body like that, but I couldn't stand by and watch".

She was transported to Albany Medical Center, but didn't suffer any serious injuries, according to the Warren County Sheriff's Office.

Winchell, who is applying to be a nurse, said she and her father visited the girl on Sunday at the hospital and she was in good spirits. Police officers said she did not sustain any serious injuries in the fall.

"There does not appear to be any malfunction of the ride, but we have closed the attraction until a thorough review can be completed", a park official said.

The terrifying moment a 14-year-old fell from a ride in NY has been captured on video.

Generally speaking, amusement parks can be sued for negligence, including failing to maintain equipment, failing to warn riders of risks, failing to train the operators of rides, and providing incorrect instructions to riders.

Investigators assisted by park personnel inspected the ride and the vehicle the victim had used.



Other News

Trending Now

The Mummy fake trailer rounds up its worst reviews
It's a half-adventure and half-comedy, but the script is so half-assed that the entire film feels tonally schizophrenic. This film begins with the tale of Princess Ahmanet, who was destined to rule Egypt until her younger brother was born.

North Korea dares again, conducts another rocket engine test
The country's top newspaper Rodong Sinmun in May warned it was prepared to launch ICBMs at any time on orders from Kim. Reports say North Korea could stage its sixth banned test of a nuclear device as early as this weekend.

Tinker time over as Lions head to Rotorua for Maori clash
Jonathan Joseph: Dazzling footwork kept Highlanders defenders occupied and blistering pace for first Lions try , although he must tighten up his defence if he is to be a Test starter.

Fans Of Pakistan's Cricket Team Arrested For Sedition In India
In 2016, a Pakistani man was arrested after he waved an Indian flag when his idol, Indian batsman Virat Kohli , made a century. Following the arrests, security was ramped up to calm rising tensions.

Real Madrid deny signing Mourinho while still at Inter Milan in 2010
Reuters/Carl RecineReal Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo in action against Juventus, June 3, 2017. Figo, 44, added: "A lot of things would have to happen for him to leave".

Disappointing day, but Spieth holds onto lead
After kicking off in 70-68-66, the 31-year-old began T10 on 6-under, six adrift of 54-hole leader Jordan Spieth . It feels like we've been out here for a long time but it's only been four years", he said.

Hillary Clinton: GOP Is 'Death Party' If O'Care Repeal Bill Passes
Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Dean Heller (R-Nev.). That expansion program would begin being phased out in 2021, and fully repealed three years later.