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Video shows Texas carnival worker clinging to amusement ride in midair to protect child after mishap

A Groves, Texas, carnival ride operator at a festival in is being called a hero after holding onto a malfunctioning ride that lifted him in 30 feet in the air Sunday, so he could protect a young girl who was not secured inside the amusement attraction.

Beaumont TV news station KBMT reported that the operator was working at the Pecan Festival in Groves, where he helped secure a 12-year-old girl inside one of the ride’s enclosed cars, when a gust of wind caused the ride to malfunction, sending the arm of the ride to go up with the girl inside and the worker clinging to the apparatus.

The worker held onto the amusement ride, consisting of one arm with cars on each end, as when it went up.

The ride was reportedly closed for the remainder of the day.

Greg Wehner is a breaking news reporter for Fox News Digital.

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