2 Kids Hurt in Fall From Ferris Wheel
Police have confirmed that two children (8 year-old boy and a 16 year-old girl) are recovering from injuries after falling at least 15 feet from a Ferris wheel at Chelsea Community Fair in southeastern Michigan.
Witnesses said that the children fell 15 to 20 feet out of a Ferris wheel cab on Thursday night.
Alex Keszler says the cab “just dumped the kids out.”
Fair president Rick Boham said Chelsea police are conducting their own investigation, and a state official conducted a second inspection on the Ferris wheel Friday evening at the Chelsea Community Fair, 15 miles west of Ann Arbor.
Chelsea Chief of Police Ed Toth and fair president Rick Boham say it’s still not clear how it happened.
“At this point I’m just letting the police conduct their own investigation, and letting them do what they need to do,” said Boham.
Boham says the 8-year-old boy has been released from a hospital while his 16-year-old sister remains there for observation. Boham says she’s expected to make a full recovery.
Fair officials are not planning any other changes to the fair which goes until Saturday. The Ferris wheel and other midway rides, provided by North American Midway Entertainment, were inspected on Tuesday before the fair started and all rides were deemed safe and in working order.
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