Thursday, October 12, 2017

Ferris wheel hero escapes with broken finger

It happened recently at a carnival in Greensboro, North Carolina. As the ferris wheel moved slowly around, one of the gondolas tipped over, stopping the wheel. The gondola was hanging sideways with two boys, ages 7 and 5, inside. They were about 20 feet above the ground, and they had to hang on to keep from falling out. One boy was yelling, "I don't want to die!"

At that moment, a 25-year-old carnival worker named Albert Irwin started climbing up the ferris wheel to save the kids. When he got to them, he told them to keep calm, and he managed to free their gondola so it swung back into the safe position. But then he lost his footing and he fell. He landed on a gondola below and bounced off it. He tried to grab the side of the ferris wheel on his way down, but could not hold on. So he landed pretty hard. But thankfully, he was not hurt at all, except for one broken finger. He's now known as the ferris wheel hero.

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