3 injured after fall from ferris wheel in the state of Washington

Two women and a 7-year-old boy is recovering after falling from a Ferris wheel in the state of Washington.

The incident happened Thursday evening in Port Townsend during the town’s annual Rhododendron Festival, according to KOMO-TV.

A witness told rescue officials that a ferris wheel cart flopped on the head, the ejection of the three people.

The two women and the boy fell 15 to 18 feet and landed on the stage metal floor. Officials said a 59-year-old woman is in serious, but stable condition in Harborview Medical Center. She was transported to the hospital at about 7 am, Thursday, in critical condition.

The injuries of the other woman and the boy were not life-threatening.

The ride was closed and cordoned off for investigation.

The festival, said authorities and the company that owns the carnival equipment to the examination.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.




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