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Teenager Severely Injured After Being Flung Through The Air By Slingshot Ride

Teenager Severely Injured After Being Flung Through The Air By Slingshot Ride

Horrifying footage has captured the moment a teenager was sent flying through the air by a slingshot ride in Kazakhstan.

In the video, a 13-year-old boy can be seen spiralling out of the catapult as onlookers gasp, before he eventually lands on the concrete ground below.

The incident took place at the Kok Tobe recreation area in Almaty, in the south-east of the country, last Thursday.

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The teenager was rushed to hospital and is said to be in a 'moderate' condition and fully conscious in the trauma department; however, he sustained a number of severe injuries.

Abai Kusainov, head physician of the Center for Children's Emergency Care, told reporters: "After the examination our doctors diagnosed the boy with a fracture of four lumbar vertebrae, a fracture of the left radial bone with an offset, fractures of both ankles and of the left lower leg, a fracture of the talus of the left foot with a displacement.

"The same day he was hospitalised the child was provided with the full assistance needed."

The teenager was severely injured. Credit: CEN
The teenager was severely injured. Credit: CEN

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According to the local police department, the boy fell off the ride 'by his negligence and his parents have no complaints against the park administration'.

Last year, a woman from West Yorkshire, UK, said her life was 'ruined' after she was nearly paralysed on a surf simulator in Egypt.

Tracy Turner sustained crushed bones and fractures to her back and neck while using the machine at the water park attached to the Coral Sea Aqua Club Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh.

Footage of the incident shows Ms Turner falling off the board before getting caught in the current, with the water ripping off her bikini and dragging her back up the slope. The traumatic accident unfolded back in 2015, but Ms Turner still suffers as a result - both physically and mentally.

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She said: "People need to realise these water parks are dangerous.

"I was lucky not to be in a wheelchair but the next person might not be. My life has changed forever and has been ruined from a simple water ride.

"I never knew they were that dangerous. I was a real outdoors person and had a great social life - now I can't do anywhere near as much as I used to. I have also piled on the weight as I can't go to the gym and am depressed."

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Topics: World News

Jake Massey

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