Woman Left Inches From Ground After Harness Breaks On Carnival Ride
It always passes through my head as I jump onto an amusement ride that I could end up in some sort of sick, twisted, Final Destination death scene.
But considering that you have a one in 750 million chance of dying on a rollercoaster, I remind myself that this is pretty unlikely.
Well this woman got terrifyingly close to a horrific end when she climbed aboard 'Adrenaline' at the La Foire du Trone in Paris.
The name says it all.
As the swing hurtles towards the ground, the woman's harness breaks and leaves her dangling mere centimetres from the raised platform. Because the ride has to slow its momentum before it stops - the unfortunate woman has to endure several more close encounters.
Crowds watching can be heard screaming in horror as two men, believed to be staff members, try to get a grip of the helpless woman's arms.
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Police have been called to investigate the incident and are said to have shut down the ride until further notice. A police source told French newspaper Le Parisien: "It is a real miracle if this girl has not been hurt.
"A showman, climbed on a platform, managed to catch her by the hand - after several trips and attempts. The victim should file a complaint."
A La Foire du Trone spokesperson told France Bleu: "We are here to give joy, and not to make people so afraid."
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It's not the first time someone has been injured at La Foire du Trone, however. In 2014, a man lost his toe and fractured his tibia while he was riding the 'Insider' ride.
A theme park study found that between 1990 and 2000, about 82,000 children had to be taken to emergency hospitals after suffering injuries from amusement park rides.
One of the worst incidents was when a fire was intentionally lit at a haunted house attraction at the Six Flags Great Adventure Park in the USA. Eight teenagers died in the blaze and were burnt beyond recognition.
Six people died on the Adventure Journey ride at a park in China when their carriage bounced around before plunging to the ground.
The Wave Pool at the Action Park in New Jersey was described as 'The Grave Pool' due to six individual deaths in the 1980s. Two people drowned, one was electrocuted, one suffered a heart attack and two others died from different injuries.
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