A Delaware teen sustained no serious injuries after dropping from a ride at Six Flags Great Escape Amusement Park this weekend. The 14-year-old girl was initially left "dangling" roughly 25 feet off the ground on the park's Sky Ride attraction Saturday night, CBS Newsreported.
Portions of the incident, which occurred at the Six Flags Great Escape location in New York, were captured on video by witnesses and shared to social media. In footage, the ride is seen coming to a stop as bystanders express shock at the young park-goer seen dangling. Eventually, witnesses gathered beneath the teenager and captured her when she fell.
"I have 11 kids," Matthew Howard, who helped catch the falling teen, toldWNYT News. "All I was thinking about was what if that was one of mine." According to reports, the ride was halted Saturday night after staff was alerted of a passenger who was "in distress."
After dropping into the crowd, the teen was transported to nearby Albany Medical Center and treated for minor injuries. The teen's younger brother, who was also on the ride at the time of the incident, was not injured during Saturday's events but is said to be "shaken up."
Park officials told CBS News Sunday that there did not appear to be any malfunction on the Sky Ride. Though an inspection cleared the ride as being in working order, the attraction will remain closed for the time being. "We are reviewing our internal procedures to ensure the safety and security of our guests and team members," officials said.