Girl sent flying toward food court after bungee cord snaps on mall ride

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ST. PETERS, Mo. – A bungee cord on an amusement ride inside Mid Rivers Mall in St. Peters snapped in half and sent a young girl flying.

Many parents say they want answers about how often bungee trampoline rides are inspected.

Jim Peich was visiting Mid Rivers Mall on July 31 with his 7-year-old son when they saw a chaotic scene, reports KMOV.

“Some of the other parents who were in line said the bungee cord just broke and she went flying over toward the food court,” said Peich.

Peich says a second bungee cord pulled the girl back to safety.

“She didn’t appear to be seriously injured, I’m sure she is pretty sore today, just really glad that she was okay,” said Peich.

Officials say the broken bungee cord has been replaced, but Peich says he got a good look at the broken one.

“It was completely snapped, it was just broken in two pieces. It got me as a parent wondering what kind of safety protocols do they have, and are they being inspected,” said Peich.

Officials say bungee trampoline rides must be inspected once a year in order to obtain a permit.

The young girl in the incident was not seriously hurt. Officials at the Missouri Department of Safety say they will be investigating the incident.

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