Six Flags crowd heroically catches 14-year-old girl after falling from ride

The Six Flags Great Escape theme park located in Queensbury, New York, was almost the location of a horrible tragedy when a 14-year old girl nearly fell off of the park's "Boomerang" ride from a height of approximately 25 feet. In footage from the incident, captured in the YouTube video above, the girl can be seen hanging from the ride awkwardly as the crowd below assembles and prepares to save her — and eventually does so once she feels comfortable enough to fall.

In another Facebook post of the incident, a member of the crowd below can be heard yelling "We'll catch you, honey" as she figures out her best options while holding on to the bar of the pod she was riding in. One person even thought ahead and climbed a tree in order to move branches out of the way for when the girl eventually fell.

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· Cedar Point (Sandusky, OH)

What’s New: Cedar Point Shores, an 18-acre waterpark located along Lake Erie with 17 water attractions for all ages, VIP cabanas, restaurants, shopping and live entertainment.

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· Cedar Point (Sandusky, OH)

What’s New: Cedar Point Shores, an 18-acre waterpark located along Lake Erie with 17 water attractions for all ages, VIP cabanas, restaurants, shopping and live entertainment.

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·  Dollywood (Pigeon Forge, TN)

What’s New: Drop Line, a 230-foot tall drop tower, with a spinning gondola that offers riders a breathtaking view of the Great Smoky Mountains. Also joining the park in 2017 is Whistle Punk Chaser, a junior coaster positioned as a great first-coaster for younger park visitors.

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·  Dollywood (Pigeon Forge, TN)

What’s New: Drop Line, a 230-foot tall drop tower, with a spinning gondola that offers riders a breathtaking view of the Great Smoky Mountains. Also joining the park in 2017 is Whistle Punk Chaser, a junior coaster positioned as a great first-coaster for younger park visitors.

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·         Hersheypark (Hershey, PA)

What’s New: Hershey Triple Tower offers three drop towers for park guests to choose from – Hershey’s Tower, the tallest at 189-feet high; Reese’s Tower, is the second tallest at 131-feet high; and Hershey’s Kisses Tower standing at 80-feet tall.

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         Kings Island (Mason, OH)

What’s New: Mystic Timbers, a 3,265-foot long wooden coaster with a 48” height requirement – making it an ideal coaster for riders of various ages.

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         Kings Island (Mason, OH)

What’s New: Mystic Timbers, a 3,265-foot long wooden coaster with a 48” height requirement – making it an ideal coaster for riders of various ages.

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Silver Dollar City (Branson, MO)

What’s New: New Silver Dollar Food Days run from July 31 – August 20, highlighting favorite festival foods like funnel cakes, kettle corn and milkshakes, and taking them to new levels.

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Silver Dollar City (Branson, MO)

What’s New: New Silver Dollar Food Days run from July 31 – August 20, highlighting favorite festival foods like funnel cakes, kettle corn and milkshakes, and taking them to new levels.

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Universal’s Islands of Adventure (Orlando, FL)

What’s New: For guests visiting the park, plan a trip to Universal Orlando Resort’s newest water theme park, Volcano Bay – a 25-acre park featuring 18 unique attractions including a wave pool, winding river, raft rides, body slides and more.


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Universal’s Islands of Adventure (Orlando, FL)

What’s New: For guests visiting the park, plan a trip to Universal Orlando Resort’s newest water theme park, Volcano Bay – a 25-acre park featuring 18 unique attractions including a wave pool, winding river, raft rides, body slides and more.


Photo Credit: ©2017 Universal Orlando Resort. All rights reserved.

Universal Studios (Hollywood, CA and Orlando, FL)

What’s New: Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon brings guests a simulated race through New York City – a history of The Tonight Show, Hashtag the Panda and the Ragtime Gals barbershop quartet also join in the fun.


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Six Flags (Nationwide)

What’s New: Six Flags is unveiling new rides at each of its parks across North America, including Warner Brothers and DC Comics-branded rides and attractions.

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Six Flags (Nationwide)

What’s New: Six Flags is unveiling new rides at each of its parks across North America, including Warner Brothers and DC Comics-branded rides and attractions.

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Six Flags (Nationwide)

What’s New: Six Flags is unveiling new rides at each of its parks across North America, including Warner Brothers and DC Comics-branded rides and attractions.

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Six Flags (Nationwide)

What’s New: Six Flags is unveiling new rides at each of its parks across North America, including Warner Brothers and DC Comics-branded rides and attractions.

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Six Flags (Nationwide)

What’s New: Six Flags is unveiling new rides at each of its parks across North America, including Warner Brothers and DC Comics-branded rides and attractions.

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Fortunately, the crowd did end up performing a heroic feat and caught the girl once she dropped. Based on the reported height of the ride at the time she fell, bystanders presumably saved her from some very serious harm should she have completely fallen from the Boomerang with nothing below to ease her plummet.

According to The Daily Dot, the girl was taken to the hospital but suffered no drastic injuries and the ride remains temporarily closed for the time being. There is still no confirmed reason as to why the girl fell in the first place, and safety officials tested the ride after the incident but found nothing amiss.

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