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Woman dies after falling 36-feet off California county fair ride

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VICTORVILLE, Calif. (PIX11) — A 31-year-old woman plunged 36 feet to her death after falling off a ride’s platform at a county fair in California, police said.

Sabrina Gordan, a U.S. Navy Veteran, was on the platform of the “Free Drop” attraction Thursday around 8 p.m. when she fell, the Victorville Police Department said in a release.

U.S. Navy veteran Sabrina Gordon fell 36 feet to her death off the FreeDrop USA ride at the San Bernardino County Fair in California Thursday night. (Photo: KTLA via Instagram)

U.S. Navy veteran Sabrina Gordon fell 36 feet to her death off the FreeDrop USA ride at the San Bernardino County Fair in California Thursday night. (Photo: KTLA via Instagram)

FreeDrop USA debuted in California this month at the San Bernardino County Fair and is supposed to simulate a “pure free fall” without a bungee chord, harness or wires. The participant can choose from three different platforms to jump from and appears to land on a large, inflated mattress.

Gordon was about 36 feet in the air when she was set to jump but then charged her mind. An employee tried to grab her, but she let go and fell to the ground, a witness told the Victor Valley News.

CPR was given to Gordon, who was unconscious. She was later airlifted to a nearby hospital, where she died from her injuries around 12:20 a.m. Friday, KTLA reported.

The scene were Sabrina Gordon fell 36 feet to her death off the FreeDrop USA Platform is pictured at the San Bernardino County Fair. (Photo: Victor Valley News)

The scene were Sabrina Gordon fell 36 feet to her death off the FreeDrop USA Platform is pictured at the San Bernardino County Fair. (Photo: Victor Valley News)

Fair managers issued a statement Friday offering their condolences.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with her family,” Board of Directors President Paul Russ said.