Authorities focus on sky ride safety head of Summerfest, after incident in New York
6:19 PM, Jun 26, 2017
Authorities are making sure a horrifying mistake that occurred on a sky ride at an East Coast amusement park doesn't replicate itself here in Wisconsin, with one of the year’s biggest festivals kicking off this week.
A sky ride at a Six Flags Great Escape in New York is temporarily closed after a girl's terrifying fall. The 14-year-old apparently slipped under the safety rail on the ride Saturday night. Witnesses said she held on for several minutes before dropping into the arms of strangers below.
Summerfest is two days away, and with this viral video from New York circulating, Sky Fair Inc. is doing what it can to make sure that doesn't happen here on its similar ride.