MADISON (WKOW) -- An investigation has found that nothing was mechanically wrong with the Extreme World free fall ride when a 12-year-old Florida girl fell about 100 feet to the ground.
The state Department of Commerce released a report Thursday that indicates the operator at the top of the Terminal Velocity did not follow protocol when Teagan Marti fell July 30, at the Wisconsin Dells amusement park.
The report says Marti was dropped before the cage in which she was riding reached the top and before a net was in proper position.
Charles Carnell, 33, was the dive master and was charged with one count of first-degree-reckless injury.
Marti was severely injured and may be paralyzed. She was transferred Wednesday to a Florida hospital. The ride remains closed.