Boy 6, Falls from Ferris Wheel.
STOCKTON, California (AP) -- A 6-year-old boy
plunged 90 feet to his death from the top of a Ferris wheel while his mother
watched from below at the San Joaquin County Fair, authorities said.
Castillo was riding alone in his gondola, which was near the top of the 100-foot
Giant Wheel when he fell Sunday afternoon, authorities said.He was pronounced
dead at a hospital.
California Occupational Safety and Health Administration
officials, who are investigating the incident, were told that the boy tried to
climb out of his seat, said spokesman Dean Fryer. It was not immediately clear
why he climbed out or whether he was properly secured in the seat, Fryer said.
The fair's rides have no age restrictions, only a height requirement, which
Ruben met for the Giant Wheel, said Forrest White, the fair's executive
When I get to work, with access to high speed internet I'll be checking on the Mom's reasoning. To be honest, I don't know why you would let a 6-year-old alone on a Ferris wheel. I imagine she'll sue for $8 million, they'll find her half negligent and the company half negligent and she'll get half the payout.
This is why no one under 15 can go on one in most areas. Because of socialite stupidity on the part of others.