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Extreme World up for sale


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BARABOO (WKOW) -- Extreme World, the Wisconsin Dells amusement park where a 12-year-old girl was critically wounded in July, was expected to go on the auction block this morning.

However, the bank postponed the sale until October 19. This is the second time it has been postponed, which officials say is relatively common. The original auction date was August 31.

The park gained national attention after Teagan Marti, a Florida girl visiting with her family, accidentally dropped some 100 feet on July 30. She suffered multiple back fractures and could have permanent paralysis, her family said.

An investigation by the state Department of Commerce revealed no mechanical problems with Terminal Velocity, an attraction that lifts riders in a cage and drops them into a safety net. The report said Charles Carnell, the "dive master," did not follow protocol before allowing Marti to fall before the net was in place.

Carnell, 33, was charged with one count of first-degree-reckless injury.

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