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5-year-old injured on Spaceship Earth ride

A 5-year-old boy broke his right leg and injured his groin, apparently while trying to get off EPCOT's Spaceship Earth ride at Walt Disney World a little too soon Friday.

Austin Delgado of Palm Beach was airlifted to Orlando Regional Medical Center.

"Somehow he got off the ride while it was moving," said Cpl. Angelo Nieves, a spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

AT&T's Spaceship Earth ride, enclosed in EPCOT's signature geodesic metallic dome, carries riders slowly past various animated displays on the history and future of communication.

The ride was closed at least 90 minutes while medics tended to Austin and police investigated, Ledder said.

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