Friday, 19 April 2013

85-Foot Trapeze Fall

85-Foot Trapeze Fall - 85-foot trapeze fall, a 85-foot trapeze fall caught on video shows a Kenyan trapeze artist hanging 85 feet above the ground by his feet while the audience below applauses and children watch in awe. In an instant, the trapeze artist loses his grip and falls; the audience holds its breath. According to an April 19, 2013, report by Gawker, not only did the Kenyan trapeze artist survive, but he is planning on returning to work once he is healed.

The 85-foot trapeze fall happened during a circus performance last month in Moscow. In the video, during the moment that the Kenyan trapeze artist loses his grip and falls while the audience is holding its breath, the safety net comes into view and for a brief second one expects the Kenyan trapeze artist to fall into the safety net on his back and bounce off.

Quite unexpectedly, however, the safety net only softens the fall and the trapeze artist falls through the net onto the ground.

The audience, not daring to breathe or make a sound, watches as circus workers rush to the Kenyan trapeze artist and carry him off on a stretcher.

Under applause again, the trapeze artist is being carried away.

“The performer suffered a fractured vertebra, but is reportedly healing and ‘will eventually return to work’."

Source: Examiner

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