Police: Girl's Own Actions Caused Her to Fall From Six Flags Ride

The girl fell from the "Sky Ride" at Six Flags Amusement Park, about 55 miles north of Albany, New York, just after 8 p.m. Saturday

What to Know

  • A 14-year-old girl slipped under a metal restraining bar on the Sky Ride gondola at Six Flags Great Escape in Queensbury and fell Saturday
  • She landed in the arms of bystanders and taken to a hospital for unspecified injuries
  • Police say the ride was functioning properly and that her actions caused her to fall

Authorities say a 14-year-old Delaware girl's actions caused her to fall from a New York amusement park ride and land in the arms of bystanders.

Warren County sheriff's Lt. Steven Stockdale tells The Post-Star of Glens Falls that "human error" on the part of the teen caused her to slip under a metal restraining bar on the Sky Ride gondola while riding with her brother Saturday at Six Flags Great Escape.

The girl dangled briefly while her brother held her. The ride was stopped, and she dropped about 25 feet into a crowd poised to catch her. The girl was taken to an Albany hospital for unspecified injuries.

Police say the ride was functioning properly.

Park officials say the ride remained closed Monday, pending an internal review.

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