WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) - An 11-year-old girl has died after falling from a Ferris wheel on the Wildwood boardwalk in New Jersey.
Capt. Lynn Frane of the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office confirmed the girl died Friday after she was brought to a local hospital.
Wildwood Police Capt. Robert Regalbuto told The Press of Atlantic City the ride was in motion at the time, and the girl fell from its upper half.
The incident happened at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Morey's Mariner's Landing Pier. Morey's said in a statement the cause was being investigated but did not appear to be mechanical. Meanwhile, the
Ferris wheel and a few rides were closed.
"The Morey staff and family offer our thoughts and prayers to the family," the statement said.