Seagull strikes teen in the face while on amusement park ride in New Jersey

WILDWOOD, N.J. — A teen was uninjured after a seagull flew into her on the SpringShot amusement park ride in Wildwood, New Jersey.

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Kiley Holman was celebrating her friend Georgia Reed’s 14th birthday at Morey’s Piers and Beachfront Water Parks, when Georgia decided to go on the ride called the SpringShot Cannonball.

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

The pier-side ride launches passengers straight up into the air at 75 mph using steel aircraft cables, according to the park’s website. The park records each ride and offers a DVD that the park-goer can purchase.

That video caught the moment the unlucky seagull was scooped up by the ride with the teens.

In the video, Kiley can be seen momentarily shocked by the impact of the bird as it lay wedged on her chest. Regaining her composure, she grabbed it and threw off the ride. It flew away apparently unfazed according to WPVI.

“I knew there was no going back and it was just going to hit me,” Kiley told WTFX-TV. “I didn’t know what to do so I wait for it to spin over. I just grabbed it and threw it off me quick.”

The video of the incident has been shared thousands of times across social media.

Kiley told WPVI that she had a tiny scratch but was otherwise uninjured.

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