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Acrobat falls to his death
« on: January 28, 2009, 06:13:08 PM »

Quote from: The Arizona Republic
A 30-year-old man died Tuesday night after falling about 40 feet during an acrobat act at an FBR Open dinner in Scottsdale, police said.

A five-person acrobat team was performing for an invitation-only event at the Birds Nest around 7p.m. when the performer fell from the rafters and landed head-first, Scottsdale Police spokesman Sgt. Mark Clark said.

A few members of the audience rushed to perform CPR on the man until firefighters arrived, Clark said. The man was taken to a Scottsdale hospital where he was pronounced dead about an hour after the fall.

The dinner was canceled after the accident and investigators were on scene gathering witness reports from the crowd, which was estimated at more than 700.

Offline Bekul

Re: Acrobat falls to his death
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2009, 06:28:17 PM »
Eh, he died doing what I assume he loved. It's unfortunate, and he was young, and I have sympathy for his friends and family, but...