Police: Young Girl in Serious Condition After Zip Line Accident

Reported by: Paris Lewbel
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Updated: 5/11 1:43 am
A young girl is in serious condition after she fell from a zip line at the Red Mile Race Track during the Crawfish Festival on Saturday, police said.

According to police officials, the 11-year-old girl was hooked into the harness and was cleared by the zip line operator to jump off the platform.

When she jumped, a carabiner clip that connected the harness to the line snapped. That caused the girl to fall about 20 feet to the ground. Police said that she landed on her back in a grassy area.

Fire crews placed the girl on a backboard with a neck brace and transported her to University of Kentucky Hospital.

Police told ABC 36 News that the girl suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries. They also said that there is possibility of internal injuries, and that medical staff will be running more tests.

The Lexington Police Department took custody of the broken harness, but said they are only doing a personal injury report. In Kentucky, the Department of Agriculture's Division of Regulation and Inspection is responsible for amusement ride investigations.
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