Bungee jumping at Wisconsin Dells
A bungee rope on a ride called the Catapult in the Wisconsin Dells snapped Wednesday, slamming into the concrete.
"There was like a 4-inch deep hole, ” rider Trevor Larson said.
Trevor, 13 and family friend, Carrie Sueker, explained what happened.
“We could tell from the expressions on our friends’ faces, friends’ and families’ faces that something had gone terribly wrong, ” Sueker said.
"It was extremely loud. I didn't really know what was happening. It was a split second. That's how fast it came down, ” Trevor said.
Trevor's father, Dru Larson, recorded it all on his phone, capturing the close call.
"I just wanted to capture the moment, ” Dru Larson said. "Thank goodness the guy standing behind them didn't pull the lever to let them go. He was right there."
The pair was just seconds away from being launched into the air. Mt. Olympus said something like this has never happened.
“It's unfortunate. Mechanical failures unfortunately do happen, ” Olympus owner Nick Laskaris said.
Now safely in the Milwaukee area for a basketball tournament, the group knows it could have been worse.
"There's a lot of what if. It could have hit us, could have hit our friends and family nearby, ” Sueker said.
"If they would have launched us and broke on the way back down, it could have killed us both, ” Trevor said.
The Catapult is operated by a contractor. Mt. Olympus said Friday that it has ordered the owner of the ride, Casco Inc., to remove the ride from the theme park.