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A man named Matthew Howard Sr. was about to leave a Six Flags Amusement Park in New York when he looked up and saw a 14 year old dangling from a Slow Moving Gondola.

Howard and his daughter looked up and saw the girl hanging from the ride.

The 14-year-old girl from Greenwood, Delaware, was taken to Albany Medical Center in stable condition with no serious injuries.

Howard is considered a hero, after gathering others to join in with the catch.  After the catch Howard and his daughter fell to the ground, but saved this young girl from possible death or at least a number of broken bones.

All he said was “I couldn’t let this little girl die.”  He said “No one wants to put themselves underneath a body like that, but I couldn’t let her die.”

The accident happened on the Sky Ride at Six Flags Great Escape Amusement Park, about 55 miles north of Albany, New York. The ride was stopped by an operator after getting word of a rider in distress — it had been higher up at one point.