8-Year-Old Girl Injured in Frisco Zip Line Accident

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    Witnesses describe seeing an 8-year-old girl injured when she fell from a Zip Line attraction at Frisco's Freedom Fest on July 4th.

    An 8-year-old girl remains in the hospital after falling 20 feet from a Zip Line attraction at Frisco's Freedom Fest.

    The city said it happened around 8:24 p.m. on July 4.

    8-Year-Old Girl Injured In Zip Line Accident

    [DFW] 8-Year-Old Girl Injured In Zip Line Accident
    An 8-year-old girl remains in the hospital after falling 20 feet from a Zip Line attraction at Frisco's Freedom Fest.

    Police said Frisco Fire Department Medics began treating the girl immediately after the fall. She was first taken to a nearby fire station, then flown via CareFlite to a hospital.

    The city did not disclose the girl's name or the hospital where she is recovering.

    The girl is reportedly in stable condition. She and her family were visiting relatives who live in North Texas at the time of the incident.

    The city said the Zip Line area was closed after the incident. It is operated by Texas Entertainment Group. The city said the organization is cooperating in its investigation.

    On Texas Entertainment Group’s website, it classifies the Mobile Zip Line as an Extreme Sport. The mobile zip line stands 28 feet tall and runs 180 feet long. 

    The site says it has the highest quality portable zip lines on the market

    “Professional attendants are always includes (sic) with our zip line rentals pricing which guarantees a safe and thorough operation.”

    In YouTube videos posted by the company, it shows riders are strapped in with a safety harness as they travel approximately 100 feet down the line.

    On the Frisco Freedom Fest website’s Children’s Expo section, the city, which runs the event, lists a disclaimer.

    “All rides have an assumed risk of injury. The City of Frisco and its vendors may not be held liable for any accident or injury as a result of any incident either preventable or otherwise.”

    Those who worked near the square say Friday night’s event was packed with people.