An 11-year-old girl is recovering from a horrifying 20-foot fall at a Major League Baseball game, but this had nothing to do with the game itself.
Emily Davis was enjoying the rock-climbing wall at the new Marlins Park in Miami, but when she reached the top, her safety harness failed, causing her to go flying down forcibly to the solid pavement with no protective padding around to break her tumble.
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NBC Miami reports the young girl's father was recording the entire calamity on his cell phone as his daughter plunged. She was the first to climb the wall during Saturday's baseball game. Her dad believes the steel cable wasn't actually connected to the safety harness.
“It's heart-wrenching to know that she went through that and she had that impact,” Emily’s mother, Peggy Davis told the TV station. “Twenty feet up in the air, it's your worst nightmare.”
As of Monday night little Emily was at a Miami area hospital in a neck collar, with a concussion and body pain, according to her family.
The Marlins immediately closed the rock-climbing wall as they attempt to find out what went wrong.
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