Terrifying Video Shows Cable Snapping On Amusement Park Ride

Terrifying Video Shows Cable Snapping On Amusement Park Ride

Many of us enjoy amusement park rides because it offers the illusion of danger as we remain nestled in relative safety. However, when one faces actual death, it is  lot less fun:

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A 24-year-old woman was hospitalized with a broken leg after a cable on the amusement park ride at Luna Park in Cap d’Agde, France, known as a slingshot or a reverse bungee, snapped. The vessel smashed into one of its support poles, French news outlet Herault 24 reports. Another rider walked away without injury.

The incident, which occurred Aug. 4, was captured on video and uploaded to YouTube on Friday. In the clip, the ride propels a spherical cage into the air and as it falls back towards the earth, one of its elastic cables snaps. The cage is then sent flying into one of its support poles before coming to rest in the air. The couple was stuck in the air for approximately one hour before being rescued.

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The ride has been closed and an investigation has been launched. The park said this is the first time that an incident of this kind has occurred.

So, in short, it may be a while before I get on an amusement park ride again…

 

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