Dramatic rescue of girl falling from ride at NY Six Flags captured on video

Video shows the dramatic rescue of a 14-year-old girl who was dangling from a ride at Six Flags in New York. Video: ABC

The dramatic rescue of a girl dangling from a ride at a New York amusement park Saturday was caught on video.

A 14-year-old girl was hanging from the Sky Ride gondola at Six Flags Great Escape Amusement Park in the eastern New York city of Queensbury. The ride was stopped by an operator after getting word of a rider in distress - it had been higher up at one point, according to the Associated Press.

Park-goers stood below the ride as the girl hung on to the green carriage two stories above ground. Among them was Matthew Howard, who was yelling, "It's OK to let go."

“I couldn’t let that little girl die,” Howard told The AP on Sunday. “No one wants to put himself underneath a body like that, but I couldn’t stand by and watch.”

The girl didn't suffer any major injuries in the accident.

 

 

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