A 7-year-old child was hospitalized with possible bone fractures last weekend after she fell off a trip to the Florida State Fair in Tampa, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.
The girl’s face and condition are not disclosed.
It happened on Saturday, February 12, around 20:40 and included a gondola ride that was identified by the TV stations like “Heavenly Tram.”
“Three minors, all members of the family under the age of 10, were riding on a gondola through the fairgrounds when a seven-year-old girl slipped under the cladding and fell 35-40 feet onto a grassy area,” the sheriff’s office said. in the February 13 news release.
“Deputy Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and Paramedics of Hillsborough County Fire and Rescue Service responded immediately to the scene and were able to take her to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries (possible wrist fracture).”
Investigators said the incident was “accidental”.
“The gondola ride has been suspended for a while and is now working again,” the department said.
Representatives of the state fair made a statement stating that the attraction was “re-inspected” after the incident and no evidence of malfunction was found. This was reported by WFTS.
The sky ride gives passengers “Aerial view halfway from this slow lift chair!” according to the list of entertainment activities.
It is classified as “family” for passengers at least 48 inches tall and accompanied by an adult, the website said.
The fair opened February 10 and will close on February 21, reports the site of the fair.