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.

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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.