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Sydney Royal Easter show horror after boy is unrestrained on ride

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Terrifying scenes as four-year-old boy is left unrestrained and seconds from being flung into the air on a ride at the Sydney Royal Easter Show – and the operators had no idea

A popular children’s ride at the Sydney Royal Easter show has been shut down after a four-year-old boy was found unrestrained seconds before he was flung into the air.

The ‘Free Fall’ ride was moments from launching on Sunday afternoon when onlookers rushed to alert staff that the boy did not have a harness on.

His mother, Sky Boustani Curtis, was forced to watch on in horror as the near disaster unfolded.

‘The (operator) girl stopped the ride but didn’t get out of her booth so another father ended up getting him to climb down to him,’ she told the Daily Telegraph.

‘Myself and my husband were not tall enough to reach him.

The four-year-old boy (pictured far right) was on the  Free Fall ride without a restraint

The four-year-old boy (pictured far right) was on the  Free Fall ride without a restraint

‘They simply did not pull his harness down, didn’t check him.’ 

Mrs Curtis said her son has autism, so it was ‘difficult’ to know how he was feeling after the incident. 

Another witness said the operator had no idea the child wasn’t secured. 

‘They hit emergency stop but it seems like the operator couldn’t bring the ride down and someone actually had to go up there and have his son jump into his arms,’ Eva Levy recalled. 

‘Onlookers had to scream for the ride to be stopped.’

Show organisers have launched an investigation into the incident.  

‘The safety systems of the ride functioned well to prevent any injury occurring and the ride will not operate again until a full investigation has been completed and the ride has been approved by specialist engineers,’ a spokeswoman said.

Sydney Royal Easter Show organisers have launched an investigation into the incident

Sydney Royal Easter Show organisers have launched an investigation into the incident

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