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14-year-old critically injured after falling off Ferris wheel at SCHEELS store in Sandy

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Posted at 4:25 PM, Jan 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-22 20:28:51-05

SANDY, Utah -- A 14-year-old child with autism was critically injured Tuesday after falling from a Ferris wheel inside a SCHEELS store in Sandy, officials said.

Sgt. Jason Nielsen with the Sandy Police Department said the incident occurred at around 3 p.m. The SCHEELS in question is located at 11282 State Street.

The Ferris wheel is 65-feet tall, and has 16 cars, operating right in the center of the store, SCHEELS said.

It was unknown how far the boy fell, Nielsen said.

Neilsen stated that the teen was accompanied by his father when the accident occurred.

This is a breaking news story. Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.