Restraint opens halfway through ride on LaRonde Boomerang

Posted Thursday, July 22, 2010 1:00 PM | Contributed by DaveStroem

Halfway through the roller coaster ride, Alex Paradis's safety harness came off. The 12-year-old was left dangling, completely and utterly helpless, 35 metres above ground, halfway through his trip on the Boomerang, one of La Ronde's oldest thrill rides. Alex and his friend Marc Boudrias, also 12, boarded the coaster just after 4 p.m. during a trip to the amusement park on July 6. Despite the malfunction, they made it back to solid ground with no injuries -just a terrifying memory.

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