Report can't find cause of Wildwood Ferris wheel fall

(AP) - Investigators say they don't know whatcaused an 11-year-old girl's deadly fall from a Ferris wheel on anamusement pier at the New Jersey shore.The

TRENTON - (AP) - Investigators say they don't know whatcaused an 11-year-old girl's deadly fall from a Ferris wheel on anamusement pier at the New Jersey shore.

The state Department of Community Affairs released a preliminaryincident report Monday. It found no mechanical defects.

Abiah Jones was alone in a gondola of the GiantWheel at Morey's Piers in Wildwood on June 3 when she plunged 100feet.

The report says a video camera captured part of thePleasantville girl's fall but not the moment she fell.

The department says it's recommending operators require aminimum of two riders per gondola in the future.

Morey's Piers spokeswoman Lindsey Young tells The Press ofAtlantic City the company is reviewing the report. A date to reopen the ride hasn't been determined.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

V-Go Robot helps student battling cancer attend school 1 V-Go Robot helps student battling cancer attend school
A bobcat that was struck by car was 2 Bobcat struck by car released back into wild
Dover launches the Street Smart Dover campaign to 3 Dover launches new campaign to lessen number of pedestrian fatalities
Ella Glenn is today's Scholar Athlete. 4 Scholar Athlete - Ella Glenn
Man arrested in shooting involving Fetty Wap now 5 Man arrested in shooting involving Fetty Wap facing robbery charges

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE