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Police investigate Wisconsin bungee jump accident

WISCONSIN DELLS (AP) -- A company has shut down its popular bungee jump attraction after a girl was injured in an accident on Friday.

Police are investigating the accident at Extreme World in Wisconsin Dells.

A University of Wisconsin Hospital spokeswoman says the hospital's MedFlight was called to respond, and returned with one patient. She would not release any further details.

An Extreme World employee read a statement saying the company would cooperate with the police investigation, and its employees "are praying for the girl and her family." The employee referred calls to a Lake Delton police official, who did not immediately return a phone message.

Extreme World's Web site touts its bungee jump as the only one in the Midwest "that provides an ankle-harness free fall."

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