Report: Last girl hurt in Ferris wheel fall out of hospital

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Posted: Aug 17, 2016 7:16 PM

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Reports say the last of three girls injured in a fall from a Ferris wheel at a Tennessee county fair has been released from a hospital.

Local news organizations report that 6-year-old Briley Reynolds, who suffered a traumatic brain injury, was released Wednesday. She had been hospitalized since the fall Aug. 8.

Briley's 10-year-old sister Kayla and a 16-year-old who hasn't been publicly named were released from hospital care last week.

Briley's mother, Kimmee Reynolds, thanked supporters and said the family has a "long way to go." The reports didn't immediately elaborate on the girl's condition or any further care she would receive after her release.

The girls fell 30 to 45 feet from the ride at eastern Tennessee's Greene County Fair. Inspectors blamed worn-out rivet fasteners for the accident.