- Last Updated: 12:37 PM, July 10, 2012
- Posted: 8:49 AM, July 10, 2012
One New Jersey teen said she had a good reason to jump from a stalled boardwalk ride: to get out of the path of an oncoming thunderstorm.
"In my mind it was a metal death-trap," Melanie Rossomando said.
Rossomando was on the Sky Ride at Seaside Heights to celebrate her birthday when she saw the fast-moving storm approaching.
"We were three seats away from getting off and then it stopped," Rossomando said.
The teen started screaming as she saw lightning and decided that staying in the all-metal contraption was way too dangerous.
Rossomando dropped her belongings and vaulted off the chairlift and fell to the beach below.
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