Close Call For Two Riders When a Cable Snapped on a Wisconsin Dells Ride
Two thrill seekers are lucky to be unharmed after a cable snapped on "The Catapult" at Wisconsin Dells. Ride operators had to shut the ride down just seconds before the passengers were to be launched.
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"I couldn't believe that just happened. I had to collect myself," Dru Larson says after capturing the incident on video.
"What if it had been 30 inches closer to Trevor or what if they were shot up in the air? Things start going through your mind and most of them aren't good."
Larson and his son Trevor were visiting from Tracy Minnesota before heading to a basketball tournament in Milwaukee. Trevor was riding with family friend Carrie Sueker when the accident happened.
"There's a lot of what if, it could have hit us, could have hit our friends and family nearby," Sueker says.
The ride was back open Thursday after Mt. Olympus owners say they replaced the cables on the ride.
"When I found out about the situation I told them I don't want that ride operating again until all new cables are put on the ride," owner Nick Laskaris says.