UPDATE - 2 Kids Hurt In Fall from Ferris Wheel at Chelsea Fair

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

UPDATE - 12:45 PM

CHELSEA, Mich. (AP) -- Authorities say two children are recovering from injuries after falling at least 15 feet from a Ferris wheel at a community fair in southeastern Michigan.

Chelsea Police Chief Ed Toth says a state inspector is examining the ride Friday at the Chelsea Community Fair, 15 miles west of Ann Arbor.

Witnesses told The Ann Arbor News 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."

Toth and fair president Rick Boham say it's still not clear how it happened. Boham says a boy has been released from a hospital while a girl remains there for observation.

The nature of their injuries wasn't known.

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CHELSEA, Mich. (AP) -- Police say two boys are critically injured after falling at least 15 feet from a Ferris wheel at a community fair in southeastern Michigan.

The Ann Arbor News reports that the boys fell 15 to 20 feet from the attraction at the Chelsea Community Fair Thursday night.

The boys were taken to C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in critical condition. Their names, ages and the nature of their injuries have not been released.

Chelsea resident Alex Keszler says she was standing by the Ferris wheel around 8:20 p.m. when one of the cabs got caught on another one, causing the cab the boys were riding in to tip forward as the Ferris wheel rotated.

Keszler says the cab "just dumped the kids out."

Chelsea is 50 miles west of Detroit.


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