Metal beam falls from Ferris wheel at Texas festival

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La MARQUE, Texas (WTHR) - A metal beam fell from a Ferris wheel at a festival near Galveston Friday night.

A witness shot video of the metal, falling off the ride at the Magical Winter Lights Lantern Festival.

Witnesses say the beam was close to hitting a person walking next to the ride.

A spokesperson for the festival says all passengers were safely removed from the ride with no injuries reported.

The Ferris wheel was immediately shut down and organizers are investigating.

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