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Wildwood Ferris Wheel, Scene Of Fatal Fall, Reopens

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) – A Ferris wheel in New Jersey from which an 11-year-old girl fell to her death this month reopened Saturday with new safety precautions.

Morey’s Piers in Wildwood says in a statement that it accepts state recommendations that there be a minimum of two passengers per car. It is also raising the minimum height required to ride from 54 inches to 60 inches.

The cause of the fall that killed Abiah Jones of Pleasantville has not been determined. Her parents have called for the installation of seat belts or some other sort of restraining device on Ferris wheels nationwide.

Jones was on a school trip and alone in the gondola when she fell to her death June 3.

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  • dan

    Finally…..!! My 4 yr old daughter has been bugging me to go on the ferris wheel.(her favorite ride at Morery’s Peir) But no need to worry, she knows that you have to remain seated.

    • Jennifer

      i dont think she can unless she’s 60 inches tall?

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