This was my greatest fear as a child. I always worried that I could slide right out of one of those open top water slides, and my parents insisted it would never happen.
Now my worst nightmare has come true, but to someone else.
A man on a water slide slid right out of one and over a rocky cliff.
Video taken in the Austin area captured the moment a Dallas man was thrown from a water slide and onto the rocky ground below.
David Salmon posted the video on his Facebook page. As of 8 p.m. Monday, 10 hours after it was posted, the video was shared more than 550 times.
“Too dang old to be going down water slides,” he wrote. “Fell off this one that is over a rocky cliff.”
The actual experience got caught on video. Here it is:
According to WUSA9, he suffered a “broken arm, fractured ribs, and lacerations across his body.”
He was well enough to at least make jokes about it afterwards!