SEE IT: Bungee cord snaps on Catapult amusement park ride
WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. — In a moment two thrill seekers won’t soon forget, a bungee cord snapped on an amusement park ride in Wisconsin just as the riders were about to be launched into the air, WISN reports Friday.
The rope slammed so hard into the concrete, it left a “4-inch deep hole,” rider Trevor Larson told the station.
Larson, 13, and family friend Carrie Sueker were on the ride — dubbed the Catapult — when the mishap occurred. They were seconds away from being launched into the air.
“We could tell from the expressions on our friends’ faces, friends’ and families’ faces that something had gone terribly wrong,” Sueker told WISN.
Larson’s father, Dru Larson, caught it all on camera. He said it could’ve been much worse.
“Thank goodness the guy standing behind them didn’t pull the lever to let them go,” the elder Larson said. “He was right there.”
The amusement park, Mt. Olympus, told WISN it has ordered the owner of the ride — Casco Inc. — to remove the Catapult from the park.