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Release of thrill ride video blocked


LAKE DELTON (WKOW) -- An attorney asked a court to block the release of any video of the ill-fated thrill ride of a Florida girl at Extreme World in Lake Delton.

WKOW27 News and other media organizations have invoked Wisconsin's Open Records law to inspect video of 12-year-old Teagan Marti's fall from the ride Terminal Velocity. Authorities said Marti crashed to the ground, as a landing net was not deployed. Ride operator Charles Carnell, 33, has been charged with felony reckless injury. Authorities said Carnell failed to follow safety protocols before releasing the girl to the free fall.

Lake Delton Police Chief Thomas Dorner said he was denying media requests to review the video at this time because Carnell's attorney has filed a motion with Sauk County Circuit Court to block any video release.

Police records show several Marti family members recorded portions of the girl's fall. Police investigators took possession of those video recordings.


27 News Continuing Coverage:

Teagan Marti leaves UW Hospital for Florida facility (September 1, 2010)

Teagan Marti's family sees small signs of improvement (August 20, 2010)

Teagan Marti's mom describes thrill ride accident scene (August 20, 2010)

Authorities: Extreme World did repairs in the middle of the night (August 20, 2010)

Teagan Marti, injured in Dells accident, making steady progress (August 14, 2010)

Florida girl injured on free fall ride in Lake Delton survives critical surgery (August 9, 2010)

Thrill ride operator under investigation, on leave (August 5, 2010)

Dells accident report goes to Sauk Co. D.A (August 6, 2010)

Thrill ride investigation nearly complete (August 4, 2010)

Facebook page offers prayers for Teagan Marti (August 4, 2010)

Lake Delton Police: Operator error suspected in child's thrill ride crash (August 2, 2010)

UPDATE: 12-year-old girl identified, in critical condition after Wis. Dells accident (July 30, 2010)

Florida girl critically hurt on thrill ride faces major surgery (August 3, 2010)

Thank you from Marti family (August 9, 2010)

Authorities: No thrill ride operator impairment; No blood tests (August 9, 2010)

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