Child Taken By Ambulance From American Heritage Carnival

Zip Line worker, employed by South Florida Events -- not American Heritage -- apparently pushed child before confirming she was safely strapped. American Heritage staffers immediately helped girl, closed ride.

A girl fell from a zip line during a carnival at American Heritage camp. The private ride operator, South Florida Events, allegedly pushed the girl before she was safely strapped. AH Staffers immediately helped girl, closed ride.

UPDATE 12:19p: The child fell from a zip line at the camp’s annual carnival. American Heritage — which has a stellar reputation for safety — is using a company called “South Florida Events.” Witnesses say a zip line worker, employed by South Florida Events, pushed the child before she was fully strapped onto the zip line. The child, 13 years old, fell to the ground. She is bruised, shaken and scared but according to one of her parents, there are no broken bones.

A representative from carnival operator “South Florida Events” told BocaNewsNow.com that the zip line was inspected by the State of Florida last week, but would not comment on claims that South Florida Events employee pushed the child before checking the safety and security of the safety harness.

American Heritage staffers are being praised with a lightning fast response to aid the girl while caling for paramedics and closing the ride. Florida investigators are expected to review the incident and question “South Florida Events” management.

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The zipline From SouthFloridaEvents.com. (Promotional photo, not specifically from today’s incident).

Developing…

DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — A child was rushed by ambulance a short time ago from the carnival underway at American Heritage Camp.

The nature of the injury or ailment is unclear. We are awaiting an update from fire rescue.