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Aug 4, 2015 5:36 PM

Witnesses recall hectic scene in Lancaster as circus tent collapses after microburst


LANCASTER – Many people in the area describe the 41-year-old victim in Monday’s tent collapse, Robert Young, as a kind and loving father.

Witnesses saw first responders try and save Young’s daughter, eight-year-old Annabelle.

Megan Forbes and her daughter were there to witness the horrific scene.

“When I stood up I had my daughter and I was just digging through the tent, trying to find them,” Forbes said.

Forbes feared her granddaughter was missing before she realized her daughter had already taken her away from the scene.

Investigators have been on the scene all night in an effort to determine exactly what caused the Walker Brothers Circus tent to collapse Monday night.

Fire Marshals are asking anyone with photos or video from the fair to contact them as they try to investigate whether a strong storm was the cause.


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