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A ride at the Sydney Royal Easter Show has been halted after a photo surfaced of a child “unlimited” during the ‘Free Fall’ ride.
On Sunday, a photo was taken by a bystander and posted on social media of a group of children on the ‘thrill seeker’ ride.
They all seemed harnessed except for a four-year-old boy who sat on the right side of the ride.
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His armor seemed to hang in the air and didn’t stop him.
The boy’s mother said the ride was about to launch before onlookers yelled to alert staff to the danger.
“The (operator) girl stopped the ride but didn’t get out of her cubicle, so another dad made him climb up to him,” Sky Boustani Curtis told the Daily Telegram†
“Me and my husband were not tall enough to reach him.
“It’s hard to say how he’s doing as he has autism.
‘He is 4 years old. They just didn’t pull his armor down or check on him.”
Another witness said operators were unaware that the child was uninhibited in the moments before the ride was due to launch.
“They hit the emergency stop, but it looks like the driver couldn’t get the ride down and the (someone) had to come over there and have his son jump into his arms,” Eva Levy told the Daily Telegram†
“The operator had no idea that the child was not secured.
“Bystanders had to yell to stop the ride.”
Late Sunday, a spokesperson for the Sydney Royal Easter Show issued a statement saying the ride will be closed indefinitely.
“The safety of the Show’s visitors is paramount and we have canceled the children’s Free Fall ride following a reported harness problem,” it read.
“The ride’s safety systems have functioned properly to prevent injury and the ride will no longer function until a full investigation is completed and the ride has been approved by specialist engineers.”
On the Sydney Royal Easter Show website, the ‘Free Fall’ ride is described as “ideal for the young thrill-seeker” and children taller than 110cm can ride without an adult.
†[It is] a controlled fall that stimulates the fear of falling – with a soft stop that brings them safely back to Earth,” the description reads.
Movie World Incident
The incident comes just a week after carousel rides across Queensland were temporarily closed following an injury to a young boy at Movie World.
The 12-year-old suffered a deep laceration to the back of his head on Tuesday while on the Looney Tunes Carousel on the Gold Coast.
“The patient was on the side of the amusement ride, he had been looked after by one of the (registered nurses) on site so he had good first aid before we arrived,” Queensland Ambulance Service senior operations supervisor, William Houghton, said. reporters.
“The scene was very quiet…everyone seemed very helpful.”
“The guest suffered a laceration to his head and was treated by the Movie World nurse before being taken to hospital in stable condition,” said a spokesperson for Village Roadshow Theme Parks.
“We are proud of our standards of care and quality, and an investigation into the exact cause of the incident is a priority.
“As a precautionary measure, the ride has been closed while we understand how the incident occurred.”
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And just a week before the Movie World incident, a 14-year-old American boy died after falling from a 130-foot-high attraction at a recently opened amusement park.
Tire Sampson, 14, of St. Louis, Missouri, fell off the FreeFall ride in Orlando.
The ride is described by the operators as the world’s tallest freestanding drop tower, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said.
In video circulating on social media that supposedly shows the incident, a person falls from their seat into the tower’s fall for about five seconds, as the vehicle slows before reaching the ground.
It shows a body flying out of the ride before landing on the ground.
In audio of emergency calls, obtained by The sunthe caller claims that the ride’s staff “didn’t put the seat belt on him”.
“I don’t know where it fell,” the caller said.
“They (ICON park personnel) did not fasten the seat belt around him.”
Sampson’s father, Yarnell Sampson, told US media that his son knew something was wrong the moment the ride started.
“When the ride started, he felt uneasy. He was like ‘this thing moves’, you know what I mean. And he was like ‘what’s going on?’” Yarnell Sampson told WOFL-TV.
He said his son panicked before delivering a message to his two best friends, who were sitting next to him during the ride.
“Then he started flipping,” Mr. Sampson said.
And he explained to his friends, next to him, ‘I don’t know man, if I don’t make it safe then please tell my mom and dad I love them.
“If he were to say something like that, he must have felt something.”
Tire was taken to a hospital, where he died of his injuries, the sheriff’s office said.
Details of what led to the fall were not immediately released.
Sheriff’s investigators will determine whether the incident was accidental or intentional, and an initial investigation shows “it is a terrible tragedy,” Orange County Sheriff John Mina said.