A young girl fell from a gondola at the Florida State Fair this weekend and is recovering, according to a release from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies said three children, all under the age of 10 years old, were riding the gondola across the fairgrounds when a seven-year-old girl slipped under the safety bar.
The girl fell 30-40 feet onto a grassy area, Sheriff’s deputies and Hillsborough County Fire Rescue paramedics acted quickly to take the girl to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Deputies said she may have broken her wrist.
The gondola ride was shut down for a time but was reopened for operation by Sunday afternoon.
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