A terrifying malfunction at a French amusement park gave one thrill-seeker the scare of a lifetime, but not in the way she was expecting.
On Sunday in Paris, France, a young woman slipped from the harness of a large swinging thrill-ride and ended up dangling by her feet as she continued to hurtle through the air.
Footage from the incident shows the exact moment the woman’s harness came undone, at which point dozens of onlookers began screaming in terror. The ride’s operators could only watch as the woman flew by, her head coming dangerously close to the ground with each pass of the swing. But eventually, two men stepped in to try and grab the woman as the ride slowed to a stop.
The young woman was not injured.
A communications official for the fair blames the incident on human error, though he isn’t yet clear who is at fault.