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Video shows a crowd catching a teen who fell from a gondola ride at Six Flags in New York


A group of guests and employees at an upstate New York amusement park banded together to catch a teen who fell about 25 feet from a stopped gondola ride on Saturday night.

The accident happened on the "Sky Ride" at the Six Flags Amusement Park just north of Albany, New York.

Video of the incident shows the unidentified 14-year-old from Greenwood, Delaware, dangling from the gondola as a group gathers below to catch her.

The teen eventually let go of the ride and hit a tree branch on the way down.

"They'll catch you, honey! Go ahead," a man can be heard yelling in the video just before the teen loses her grip and falls into the crowd.

It remains unclear how she was able to slip under the safety bar. Bystanders in the crowd could be heard in the video yelling, "Her neck is stuck!"

The Warren County Sheriff's Office said the girl had been riding the attraction with a younger relative. The operator stopped the ride after being notified that someone was in distress.

The teen was first treated by the park's emergency medical staff. From there she was taken by ambulance to Glen Falls Hospital and later transferred by helicopter to Albany Medical Center. The sheriff's office said the teen is in stable condition with no serious injuries.

Officials inspected the ride after the incident and determined that it was in proper working order.

"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.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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