June 26, 2017

MUST SEE: Young girl is saved by park guests after falling from ride at Six Flags

StaffRebel Columnist

An incredible video captured the moment a 14-year-old girl fell from a ride at Six Flags on Saturday only to be caught by guests at the park.

Speaking to ABC, witness Loren Lent said the girl was on slow-moving chair ride that goes through the park and she was hanging from a chair by just her arms and head.

The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office said an operator stopped the ride after receiving a radio transmission from park staff that a rider was in trouble.

On the video, people can be heard screaming “her neck is stuck”. Luckily, she was able to wiggle loose and dropped off the ride and into the arms of guests.

“You don’t know what to do I mean you know you understand that you know somebody falling from 35 feet in the air could cause damage to you or whoever you’re catching her with but it’s better off to suffer a minor injury to save someone from a serious injury and that’s what those guys ultimately did,” Lent said.

The girl did not suffer serious injuries. However, police say a 47-year-old Schenectady man who helped catch the girl was sent to the hospital and treated for a back injury.

On Sunday, the New York State Department of Labor cleared the ride for operation. In a statement, Six Flags said that, “As the safety of our guests and team members is our top priority, and out of an abundance of caution, the ride will remain closed while we conduct a thorough internal review.”

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commented 2017-06-26 18:04:15 -0400
Nice to see people lending a hand and caring about someone else. And then there are the ones recording the event instead of helping.
commented 2017-06-26 14:35:32 -0400
Fantastic catch! So glad she didn’t suffer any serious injuries.