At a theme park in southern France, two people were subjected to what must have been a terrifying ordeal after the slingshot ride they were on malfunctioned.
The video recorded at the Luna Park in Cap d’Agde shows the moment the ride started as the cage containing the pair and suspended by two elastic cables is released flying up in to the air. As it comes back to ground, one of the cable snaps sending the cage hurtling into a support tower.
Gasps of horror can be heard from the watching crowd.
The cage then came to a rest suspending the pair high above the ground. It took authorities an hour to free them.
Amazingly, the only injury sustained was a broken leg, for which the woman was brought to hospital. The other person was said to not have been seriously injured.
The Local reported that the theme park blamed the incident on a ’manufacturing defect’ in the elastic.