September 20, 2021

Seagull hits teen in face while on Morey’s Piers’ SpringShot ride in Wildwood, New Jersey

WILDWOOD, New Jersey — A gaggle of mates celebrating a birthday on the Jersey Shore positively have a narrative for the ages.

Georgia Reed, 14, and Kiley Holman, 13, who reside close to Weatherly, Pennsylvania, acquired fairly the shock customer while on a ride at Morey’s Piers in Wildwood, New Jersey earlier this month.

Georgia was celebrating her 14th birthday while on trip and determined to go on the SpringShot ride on the amusement park.

“She wanted to do the SpringShot. and I’ve done the SpringShot previously so I wasn’t that nervous,” Kiley mentioned.

In accordance with Morey’s web site, the ride shoots you into the air at speeds over 75 mph. However the web site would not say you will meet a flying seagull out of nowhere!

Video exhibits the 2 youngsters get fired into the air after which, shockingly, Kiley comes face-to-face with a seagull.

“When I got shot up, then I saw it. It was going the opposite way and then it came back and hit me right in the face,” Kiley mentioned. “It felt really light and it only left like the tiniest scratch.”

Kiley was in a position to take away the hen and it seemingly flew away unhurt.

All of this occurred proper subsequent to Georgia, who had no thought what was going on proper subsequent to her.

“I was trying to tell her,” Kiley mentioned.

Within the video, Kiley will be heard yelling, “A bird flew on my face! A bird flew on my face! Oh my God!”

However Georgia could not hear it. She was targeted on getting by means of the ride.

“She told me to stop talking because she thought she was going to throw up,” Kiley mentioned.

Down on the bottom, Georgia’s mom Alena Reed additionally was not conscious what was occurring above.

“We did not know what happened until they got off. We did see feathers falling from ride, but at first, I assumed they were tickets,” Alena instructed Motion Information.

The feathery fiasco occurred in the primary few seconds of the ride, that means the ladies flipped and spun in the air for nearly a full minute afterwards.

Earlier than they had been even again on the bottom, Kiley knew this story was too tall of a hen story to be believed with out proof.

“I can’t wait to see this video,” Kiley mentioned while nonetheless on the ride.

Neither may the web, because the video has racked up tons of of 1000’s of views on-line.

Oddly sufficient, Kiley says this was sort of a dream come true. She loves animals and says she’s at all times needed to catch a seagull.

“I saw it on the internet, people trying to catch them and, I don’t know, I just thought it would be cool,” Kiley mentioned.

Reed says the ladies could not cease laughing after the ride.

Kiley is actual animal particular person. Her household has three canine, two cats and a horse. She says the perfect half is the hen flew away unhurt.

So, will she ever ride the SpringShot once more?

“Yeah,” Kiley mentioned.

Like Bobby Rydell says, “Oh those Wildwood days.”