Cable snaps on slingshot ride, sends riders into air

Posted at 12:58 PM, Aug 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-11 09:44:11-04

CAP-D’AGDE, France — A 24-year-old suffered a broken leg when a cable on a slingshot ride at a French theme park snapped, causing the ride cage to collide with a support tower.

The terrifying video was recorded at Luna Park at Cap d’Agde on France’s Mediterranean coast, according to The Local.

The other person on the ride was not injured.

The theme park blamed the accident on a “manufacturing defect” in the elastic cable, according to multiple reports. The ride is now closed.