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Demonpenz
01-28-2009, 03:31 PM
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- A performer with an aerial acrobatic troupe fell headfirst to his death Tuesday during a show in front of hundreds of people in Scottsdale.

Jose Angel Vera, 33, fell during what police described as an aerial acrobatic performance in which the man slowly unravels his body from a sash while suspended in the air, Scottsdale police Sgt. Mark Clark said.

But Clark said "something went tragically wrong," and Vera fell on his head in front of a crowd of about 700 at the opening dinner in the Bird's Next party and concert tent at the FBR Open golf tournament.

Vera was unconscious after he hit the ground, according to a police report, and off-duty emergency services personnel performed CPR until Scottsdale Fire Department paramedics arrived and brought him to a nearby hospital

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He died around 7:30 p.m.

The man was with a five-person troupe called Aerial Artistry, Clark said. He had been with the show for about 15 years.

The fall was caught on film, but Scottsdale police said there was no indication of foul play; however, investigators were still trying to determine the exact cause of the accident.

Police also notified the Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Clark said everyone who saw the fatal fall is "absolutely stunned."

Buck
01-28-2009, 03:36 PM
Thats no way to get ahead in life.

I kid...

RIP

CrazyPhuD
01-28-2009, 03:36 PM
This wouldn't have happened if airwolf was there....

Rain Man
01-28-2009, 03:36 PM
People don't realize that aerial acrobatics can be dangerous.

unothadeal
01-28-2009, 03:37 PM
Heads up!






I'm headed straight to hell for that one

Donger
01-28-2009, 03:38 PM
9.8m/second/second

Demonpenz
01-28-2009, 03:40 PM
Heads up!






I'm headed straight to hell for that one


Not cool dude

Buck
01-28-2009, 03:42 PM
9.8m/second/second

Is that the force of gravity?

Or wait, acceleration of gravity?

Or maybe the Velocity of gravity?

JuicesFlowing
01-28-2009, 04:21 PM
I saw Cirque du Soleil once. Thankfully all went well.

Donger
01-28-2009, 04:34 PM
Is that the force of gravity?

Or wait, acceleration of gravity?

Or maybe the Velocity of gravity?

Yes.

Tuckdaddy
01-28-2009, 04:34 PM
This wouldn't have happened if airwolf was there....

OR BLUE THUNDER!