In a shocking incident captured on camera, a trapeze artist fell to the ground during his performance. The video of the incident was posted on social media platform X on November 7 by a user named The Wapplehouse. The video shows the artist standing on a high pillar, receiving applause from the audience before starting his stunts. However, as he jumps from the pillar, the ropes get tangled in his legs, causing the pillar to break and resulting in a dramatic fall to the ground. The audience can be heard screaming in response.
The video has garnered over 20,000 views on X, with many expressing astonishment at the outcome. Despite the severity of the accident, reports suggest that the artist miraculously escaped with only minor injuries. The incident is being hailed as a miracle considering the extent of the fall. However, the authenticity of the video could not be verified by NDTV.
One user commented on the video, stating that it could have been much worse, with the artist likely suffering from cracked ribs and a broken arm. Another user expressed confusion about what the intended outcome of the performance was supposed to be.
In a similar incident that occurred in August, a Chilean trapeze artist named Jorge Alarcon fell 29 feet to the ground during his performance. Unlike the artist in the video, Alarcon sustained serious injuries and spent approximately eight days in the hospital. The incident took place when Alarcon attempted to land on a platform where three other performers were standing.
The shocking footage serves as a reminder of the risks involved in acrobatic performances and the importance of safety precautions.