The Mighty Thomas Carnival has been coming to the DECC parking lot for as long as I can remember. But, one year in particular stands out for a couple of reasons, one it was just us kids because one of us had just gotten our license (early 80's) and two, it was the first time I rode a carnival ride called "The Caterpillar" (I think that's what it was).
Well I guess I got off easy with a mild sprained ankle. The Eau Claire Leader Telegram is reporting that several people were injured over the weekend at the free fall experience attraction at Country Fest over the weekend. The most severe was a broken neck and back, also two people broke their ankles doing the jump.
Is there a way to possibly fail a free fall jump? Apparently yes. The design of this is to jump roughly from 30 feet up and land on your butt on this giant airbag.
Yep I screwed that part up and twisted my ankle.