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(GREENEVILLE, Tenn.) — Three children fell up to 45 feet from a Ferris wheel in Tennessee Monday night, police said, but appeared to be OK.

The incident happened around 6:15 p.m. at the Greene County Fair.

According to Det. Capt. Tim Davis, of the Greeneville Police Department 911 dispatchers received a call about an overturned basket on the ride.

Police estimate the children fell 35-45 feet.

Two of the victims were airlifted to a local trauma center and one went there by ambulance.

Davis said all three were awake, alert and answering questions.

“We have no idea,” how the accident unfolded, Davis added.

Police said all of the mechanical rides were shut down, but the rest of the fair remained open.

Fair officials did not immediately have comment but were planning a news conference for Tuesday morning.

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