St. Louis-area teen injured after getting caught in noose at haunted house

Sunday, October 30, 2011

FENTON, Mo. (AP) -- A St. Louis-area teenager is hospitalized with serious injuries after getting caught in a noose used as a prop in a haunted house.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/utsckQ ) reports that the apparent accident happened Thursday night at Creepyworld in Jefferson County. Authorities say the 17-year-old girl works as an actress to scare guests at the haunted house.

Sheriff's officials say the girl was unconscious when she was taken from the noose and rushed to a hospital. Her name was not released and details about her condition were not known.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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