Girl's actions caused her to fall from NY park ride

"There does not appear to be any malfunction of the ride, but we have closed the attraction until a thorough review can be completed", a park official said in a statement.

The footage shows her hitting a tree as she fell, but cheers erupt as the girl is caught.

The teenager was treated at Albany Medical Center for various unspecified injuries and her name was not released by police.

As of Monday, police had not yet interviewed the girl, but medical tests have ruled out a medical problem as the cause of her fall, according to Stokedale.

"Looking at her today and knowing she was alright because of me and my daughter made it worth it".

Officials say a teenager fell from a stopped gondola ride at an upstate NY amusement park, tumbling into a crowd of park guests and employees gathered below in an effort to catch the victim before she hit the ground.

A 14-year-old girl hangs from the Sky Ride at Great Escape on. "They'll catch you, honey, go ahead!"

"She landed right here on my father's chest which knocked them both down", his daughter said. "It wouldn't surprise me at all if they put additional safety restrictions on this ride, maybe safety belts".

The park conducted a full investigation and safety inspection of the ride, and found that it was in ideal working order.

The operator had stopped the ride after being told a rider was in distress, the sheriff's office said. Two safety consultants contacted by "CBS This Morning" said these types of gondola rides have good safety records.

On Saturday night, police were dispatched to the famous amusement park in Queensbury, New York, following an alert that a person had fallen from an attraction called the "Sky Ride".

"I couldn't let that little girl die", Howard told journalists yesterday.

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