Jump From Seaside Heights Skyride Hits the Internet

Storms were brewing at the same time YouTube video was shot


A video showing a person jumping from the Skyride in Seaside Heights is making the rounds on the Internet.

The Skyride is the official name of an aerial tramway that runs about 30 feet above most of the length of the town's boardwalk. A video of a person jumping down to the beach below had more than 13,000 views Monday morning.

The video – which was shot as were beginning to roll into the area Saturday night – shows the Skyride stationary, presumably from a loss of electrical power due to the storms.

"Oh my God, look, they got stuck," shouts the person who took the video, as the camera points toward the ride.

One rider, a female, drops her shoes down to the sand, then can be seen sliding off the ride and landing on the beach. The video is unclear as to whether a second passenger also jumped off, but implies that person did as well.

Officials in Seaside Heights and a representative for Casino Pier, which operates the Skyride, could not be immediately reached for comment. It is not yet known if the person who jumped was injured.

The incident Saturday night is not the first time someone has taken a plunge from the Skyride. In 2010, a Milltown teen was critically injured after falling from the ride. The 1997, three people fell from the ride in a matter of four weeks.

Shannon K. Winning July 10, 2012 at 01:59 PM
This is terrifying, especially in light of the woman who died from the lightning strike in Monmouth Beach.
Patience July 10, 2012 at 06:25 PM
Exactly. It would be a difficult decision whether or not to stay and get hit by lightning or jump. I might have done the same... but not sure. Hopefully, she is okay.
Shannon K. Winning July 10, 2012 at 07:36 PM
I just keep thinking, What if my kids were up there, and then I want to throw up.


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