Teenager Survives 130ft Drop From Fairground Ride

A teenager who plummeted almost 130ft from a ride at a theme park ride managed to survive after landing on the canvas of a fairground stall nearby.

Eighteen-year-old Andres Perez was on a ride called Turbo Force while at a fairground in Tlaxcala in Mexico.

The teen is said to have been on the ride, which swings around 360 degrees, when he somehow fell out and dropped 131ft (40 metres), but was miraculously saved by the canvas of a nearby stall.

In the shocking footage from the incident, the teen can be seen lying motionless on the roof as shocked onlookers try to check if he is OK. The Red Cross and civil protection were called to the scene and the man was taken to a nearby hospital.

Antonio Carvajal Sampero, the man in charge of organising the fairground, reportedly visited the man in hospital to see if how he was doing.

He told local media: "Andres is out of danger and is receiving the full support of the organisation. We will be following his progress and will pay the costs of the hospital."

He went on to say that safety measures were being 'reinforced' at the park and said that an investigation had been launched.

Jose Antonio Ramirez Hernandez, head of the civil protection in the state, said the Turbo Force ride had been taken down to prevent any other incidents.

The teen was saved after landing on a canvas canopy over a nearby stall. Credit: CEN
The teen was saved after landing on a canvas canopy over a nearby stall. Credit: CEN

Earlier this month, six children in the UK were left injured after an inflatable slide they were on collapsed.

Emergency services were called to the event Woking Fireworks, after reports that a helter skelter had collapsed - however, upon arrival they found that it was giant inflatable slide.

In a statement, police said: "We've evacuated Woking Park this evening, where people were gathering for the fireworks celebrations, following the collapse of the helter skelter at the fairground.

"Information is now that this was a giant inflatable slide, not a helter skelter.

"We are working with ambulance and emergency service colleagues. We have had to evacuate the whole Woking Park site to allow the air ambulance to land. If you are still in the area, please follow the instructions given to you by officers and make your way home.

Featured Image Credit: CEN

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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