• Bungee cord snaps on slingshot ride at Florida adventure park

    By: Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    PANAMA CITY, Fla. -

    A slingshot-type ride in Panama City, Florida failed just before launching passengers high into the air.

    Saturday evening, two occupants were seated in the "Vertical Accelerator" at the Cobra Adventure Park when one of the cords shredded.

    In a video provided to WMBB, the left elastic rope can be seen snapping to the ground.

    After the incident, the ride was closed and the passengers were removed.

    Reverse bungee rides, sometime referred to as slingshots, ejection seats or a catapult bungee  fling riders hundreds of feet into the air on elastic ropes.

    Officials at the park told WMBB that the ride is currently open and inspectors will be checking the ride.


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