Posted: Jul 11, 2021 14:32 GMT
A group of people quickly ran for one by one to support their weight on the base of the game that began to wobble back and forth.
Dramatic images that have gone viral on the Web show the moment when visitors to a fair in Michigan (USA) managed to avoid a tragedy when one of the attractions started to wobble, local media report.
The incident took place Thursday night during the National Cherry Festival in the city of Traverse City, when the game known as the ‘magic carpet’, with several people inside it soaring up to 15 meters in the air, began to fail.
In the videos disseminated on social networks, it can be seen that the attraction seems to detach from its base as the entire platform begins to move back and forth. Fearing that it might tip over, those present began to scream.
It was then that a group of people quickly ran into the game to help. One by one they added to support your weight until it is stabilized.
It reportedly took several minutes for the attraction to come to a complete stop for passengers to get off safely. Festival organizers confirmed that there were no injuries and that the booth was dismantled and sent to its manufacturer for inspection.
“I am grateful for the quick response from staff and community“said the executive director of the event, Kat Paye. For her part, a representative of the company that manufactured the attraction acknowledged that” there was a malfunction “, although at the moment they are not clear about the causes of the problem.