19 Sep '11, 8am

Tourist breaks back on Sentosa ride - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

An Australian tourist suffered a fall and broke his back in a possible ride malfunction while on a flying fox ride in Sentosa last Sunday. 38-year-old Michael McCarthy was concluding his turn on the MegaZip flying fox adventure ride alongside his wife when he realised he was approaching the landing platform at a much greater speed than her. “I started going faster and my wife (who was on the zipline beside him) was wondering why she was not. She was holding up her hands asking, where are you going?” he said to The Sunday Times . At that point, he was travelling at 50km/h, and his 100kg frame made a painful crash landing on the platform in front of his stunned relatives, breaking several vertebrae in his back from the impact. The accident happened at 1:45pm, after some 140 others made it down the ride safely. His 14-year-old son and 17-year-old daughter who took the ride an...

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