Story By: Gheorghi Caraseni, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
Video Credit: CEN/NovostiKazakhstana
This is the moment a 13-year-old is sent flying through the air after falling from a ‘slingshot ride’ before crashing to the ground in front of screaming onlookers.
The incident took place at the Kok Tobe recreation area in the city of Almaty in south-eastern Kazakhstan and was recorded by a witness before the video was uploaded to social media.
In the video, a 13-year-old boy can be seen preparing to ride the ‘sling-shot’ attraction. When the bungee cords either side of him are released he is sent flying into the air but falls from the cords almost instantly as onlookers scream. The teenager then crashes to the ground as onlookers rush to his aid.
Abai Kusainov, head physician of the Center for Children’s Emergency Care told reporters the boy was severely injured in the fall, saying: “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 doctor reportedly said the boy is in a “moderate” condition and fully conscious in the trauma department of the hospital.
According to the local police department, the boy fell off the ride on 2nd January “by his negligence and his parents have no complaints against the park administration”.
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