Three girls injured in fall from Ferris wheel

Injured: The girls fell up to 45 feet. File Photo.
Injured: The girls fell up to 45 feet. File Photo.

Three young girls fell up to 45 feet from a Ferris wheel at the Greene County Fair in Tennessee last night.

Greeneville Detective Capt. Tim Davis said all three were responsive and answering questions, reported the Greenville Sun.

Eyewitness Gregory Lynthacum said the car the girls were riding in appeared to "get caught" as the wheel around and started bringing them up.

"It was like watching water pouring from a glass," Lynthacum told WJHL-TV. "They bounced off the metal bridging of the ride and eventually hit the ground." Operators finally stopped the ride after people on the ground screamed at them, Lynthacum added.

The accident follows the death of a 10-year-old boy on a water slide at Schlitterbahn Water Park in Kansas on Sunday.

 

 

 

 

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