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megimoo
06-04-2011, 02:40 AM
An 11-year-old girl died after falling from the Ferris Wheel at Morey's Mariner's Landing Pier on Friday. She was on a field trip with her school.

The ride was in motion and Abiah Jones was about half-way up when she fell from her Ferris wheel car, police said. That's about as high as a five-story building.

Abiah -- who was riding by herself -- fell into the area where people get on and off the ride, according to police.

Investigators told NBC Philadelphia's Ted Greenberg that there was no sign of horseplay or anything intentional.

"We don't know if it was a freak accident, or maybe she was looking around, we don't know," said Wildwood Police Capt. Robert Regalbuto.

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Child-Jumps-Falls-From-Wildwood-Ferris-Wheel-123113403.html

Calypso Jones
06-04-2011, 11:31 AM
riding by herself. meaning in the cart or on the whole ferris wheel. I'm not totally convinced she was alone. She was 'halfway up'? Does this article seem a bit vague to you?

Novaheart
06-04-2011, 11:36 AM
riding by herself. meaning in the cart or on the whole ferris wheel. I'm not totally convinced she was alone. She was 'halfway up'? Does this article seem a bit vague to you?

If she fell into the loading area, wouldn't that mean that she had been at the top?