A 17-year-old girl has been released from a hospital intensive-care unit after getting caught in a noose at a St. Louis-area haunted house.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/vAxHAX) reports that the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department says the girl's condition is improving. Her name has not been released, and no further information about her condition was available.
The girl was working at Creepyworld, a haunted house near Fenton, when the accident happened Thursday. Her job was to scare guests. The noose was being used as a prop. A co-worker found the girl while making safety checks. She was unconscious at the time.
Authorities say it was believed to be an accident.