skyride accident at Indiana Beach not serious

Tuesday, June 18, 2002 1:11 PM

I know there were some concerns the other day over the accident on the skyride at Indiana Beach. It turned out to be minor. I was in the skylift at the time and could not see what was going on, so news travelled from seat to seat down the line. I expected the worse right from the start. Later I overheard guests and park employees talking about the lady who fell from the skylift, but that was all the news I had. I was natually concerned and had expected others on CB to have heard of the accident, but I eventually was accussed of spreading lies and attempting to hurt the park. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Here is the story as it ran in the Tuesday, June 18, 2002 edition of the Monticello Herald Tribune. I was faxed a copy by a woman who works there named Arlene. This is a scan of that fax. The headline reads Park visitor slightly injured. Sorry if I caused any unreasonable concerns with my original post on Sunday evening.

The Story

Tuesday, June 18, 2002 1:43 PM
this sort of stuff happens every week at major ski resorts, esp. on the faster, non detachable ski lifts. I am always afraid of them. Luckily she only sustained minor injuries, she could have been far more injured.
Tuesday, June 18, 2002 1:47 PM
Im wondering how she missed or fell from the loading area, both platforms are pretty big, and I can't see the employees letting someone walk up to the edge of it. Plus they have that fencing like 2 feet below the end of the platform so she must have been trying to fall or something.

Deja Vu Count = 10

Tuesday, June 18, 2002 2:00 PM
Now that you have some proof, no one has any reason to doubt you. What you had yesterday was an exagerated story with no proof at all.
Tuesday, June 18, 2002 2:00 PM
I would think that it would be difficult to fall from the platform unless you walked off the edge or jumped out of your seat at the last minute while the chair nudged you off balance and over the edge.
Tuesday, June 18, 2002 2:11 PM
Your correct bigboy, I had no proof at all, but nothing was exagerated. The only thing I wasn't sure about was if the girl who was crying was with the woman who fell. My daughter pointed out that it must have been her mother who fell. I believed it then and still beleive it now. The park was mobbed that night for the 25 cent rides that began at 4:00pm. The news about the accident ran rampant through the park. I honestly thought that there would be a coasterbuzz discussion about it when I got home. I was suprized to find nothing.

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