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

26 June 2017, 10:57 | Laverne Osborne

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

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

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.



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