Ferris wheel death

Saturday, 4 June 2011

 (AP)–A Jersey shore boardwalk amusement park that closed after an 11-year-old girl on a class trip tumbled from a moving Ferris wheel to her death was to reopen Saturday while investigators tried to figure out what caused her fall.  
Abiah Jones was with her classmates from Pleasant Tech Academy on Friday afternoon when she plunged about 100 feet, from near the top of the ride, and landed in the passenger loading area, police and amusement park officials said. A medical helicopter was called for, but paramedics at the scene, seeing how grave her injuries were, decided not to wait for it and took her by ambulance to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead about 45 minutes later.
The popular park, Morey’s Mariner’s Landing Pier in Wildwood, was packed with children attending a special school-related promotional event called Education Extravaganza.
Police took photographs of various passenger carts on the Ferris wheel, part of which was covered in white sheets, and were looking for witnesses to the girl’s fall.
After closing the Ferris wheel and a few rides nearby but keeping the rest of the park open for a few hours, the amusement park’s owners decided to close the park for the night. The park was due to reopen Saturday morning, but the Ferris wheel was to remain closed until the cause of the girl’s fall is determined. The cause, however, didn’t appear to be mechanical, police and Morey’s said.
Source : Yahoo News 
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