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Girl hurt in fall from Ferris wheel at Virginia carnival

Posted October 7

— A fire official says a young girl was taken to a hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening after she fell from a Ferris wheel at a carnival in Virginia.

Fire Department Battalion Chief Bailey Martin tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch the girl fell about 10 feet Friday night in Richmond. He says the ride was shut down and emergency workers got everyone else off safely.

Martin says a city inspector was called to investigate the ride and determine what caused the girl, who is around 10 years old, to fall.

A representative of the company operating the carnival told WWBT-TV the incident was caused by "patron error." Dreamland Amusement didn't immediately respond to messages from The Associated Press seeking further comment.

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