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Acrobat Falls 25 Feet During Flying Circus Stunt, Suffers Only Bruises

By    |   Tuesday, 02 Jun 2015 03:14 PM

An acrobat fell 25 feet Thursday during a circus performance in Houston but luckily suffered only bruises.

Vicky Garcia, one half of the “Duo Garcia,” was whirling over the audience hanging from her hair from an imitation rocket ship before she plunged into the seating area of the arena, "Good Morning America" reported.

Audience members can be heard screaming as circus staff run to the acrobat’s aid in a spectator-captured video.

Garcia performs with her husband Pablo for the Circo Hermanos Vazquez, a traveling circus well-known for its fearless acrobatics, according to "GMA."

According to KTRK, the circus released a statement explaining, “The accident was the failure of the performers to properly latch a safety cord during the routine.”

“We do have acts that require a lot of skills and, of course, we do have equipment behind it,” circus general manager Leena Vignaud told "GMA." “Let’s call it a human error. Sometimes things happen.”

Vignaud also emphasized how many performances have an inherent risk factor in them.

“We all put all of our work in here. It's a performance. It's a live performance and that is what a lot of people don't understand,” Vignaud told KTRK. “Like balancing acts, like the strong men acts, all those kinds of acts they all have a risk. This act was one of the ones that was the highest risk of them all.”

This is not the circus’ first accident with acrobats. KTRK reported that in 2007 a male acrobat died when he fell while working for the circus in California.

“These incidents don't happen often,” Vignaud said. “The safety of our audience and our performers is our highest priority.”

Garcia has been cleared to return to work, according to KTRK.



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