Teen recovering after 20-foot fall from mountain climbing wall at Wyandotte truthful

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WYANDOTTE, me. – On Friday, horrified witnesses saw a young teenager fall 20 feet from a climbing wall at the Wyandotte Street Art Fair.

“It’s good he’s fine, but nobody should have to go through this, not even to see it,” said one local.

Another local woman added, “I would be scared if it was my child and upset that something like this happened.”

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According to police, the safety line broke, causing the boy to fall on the concrete.

Deputy Chief Archie Hamilton says the Airborne Bouncers seller is insured up to $ 1 million and has signed a liability agreement.

“In this contract, they tell us that everything is safe and that we must keep their word. We’re not a regulator, ”said Hamilton.

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Local 4 News has learned that Airborne Bouncers have not been inspected by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

The state agency said, “This type of activity falls outside of the Carnival Amusement Safety Act of 1966, the Carnival and Amusement Safety General Rules, and the code that requires LARA to inspect amusement rides and is not subject to LARA inspection.”

“For that we need an agency, a government agency to regulate, to make sure that this equipment is functional,” said Hamilton.

Wyandotte Police will report the incident to LARA and have closed the criminal investigation.

Meanwhile, parents say they fear this could happen again at another street festival.

“I used to go to them with the kids, but now something like this happens,” added the local.

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