A 14-year-old DE girl is recovering after falling 25 feet from a Six Flags ride, and now a police document obtained by RadarOnline.com has revealed new details about the terrifying incident. At the end of the day, a little girl's life was saved.
Howard did just that after the girl wiggled free, hit a tree, and fell more than 20 feet into his arms. Around 8 p.m., she fell out of the ride and was hanging onto the edge. They and others carried the girl to where emergency workers later arrived to help her. Howard did receive a minor back injury from his heroic gesture. The girl remained hospitalized Sunday. She was riding with her younger brother, also not identified, who was strapped in, CNN reported.
"It had been brought to a stop by the ride operator after having received a radio transmission from park staff on the ground that a rider was in distress". He said she had already slipped through by that point that she was seen flailing her legs. He was hurt as he attempted to catch the falling girl.
"Along the ride they should have something stationed whether its ladders or some means to perform a rescue", Lent said.
His daughter, who is applying to be a nurse, said they visited the girl in hospital on Sunday. Winchell says she caught the girl's head and they all tumbled to the ground.
"Don't swing!" onlookers yell to the her as she tries to reach a tree branch with her feet.
We are continuing our investigation and our thoughts and prayers are with the guest and her family.
Park spokeswoman Jessica Hansen says there appeared to be no malfunction on the ride, but that Six Flags has closed the attraction for further review.
This morning, the NY State Department of Labor has cleared the ride for operation.