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Boy Killed in Fall from Ferris Wheel

August 12, 1991

GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (AP) _ A boy fell 60 feet from a Ferris wheel car and died Sunday, police said.

Kenneth Margerum, 14, of Deerfield, Kan., fell from the Ferris wheel at Fantasy Island amusement park just outside Buffalo, Erie County Sheriff Thomas F. Higgins said. Margerum died at a hospital.

In a statement, Higgins said Margerum died ″when a Ferris wheel car broke loose, causing the boy to fall 60 feet.″ Further details weren’t immediately available from the sheriff’s department, the amusement park or the Grand Island Fire Department.

The boy had been visiting relatives in Silver Springs, N.Y., 50 miles southeast of Buffalo, Higgins said.

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