Boy, 6, who fell 40 feet after zip line harness broke left 'psychologically damaged'

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By James Kay

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A six-year-old boy who was involved in a terrifying 40ft drop after his zip line harness broke has been left "psychologically damaged", his family has said.

As previously reported, the six-year-old who has since been identified as Cesar, was at the Parque Fundidora's Amazonian Expedition amusement park in Mexico when the incident unfolded.

Cesar and an adult male were using the zip line which hung 40 feet above an artificial pool, and the boy appeared to become stuck in the middle.

As the man attempted to help the six-year-old across, his harness broke and onlookers watched on in horror as Cesar plummeted 40 feet into the pool below.

Footage of the terrifying incident was uploaded to social media, and it showed the family laughing as the pair became stuck in the middle of the zip line, before their laughs turned to screams as Cesar plunged into the pool below.

Nataly Moreno, the boy's sister, unleashed an angry rant on Facebook, taking aim at the park and the staff who she accused of not knowing how to deal with such incidents.

"My younger brother of 6 years climbed a zipline in that park, in the middle of the journey his harness broke and he fell into the water, a lagoon of 5-10 meters," Nataly wrote. "Fortunately, there was another tourist nearby and he jumped in to save him, from how deep the gentleman was, he was also drowning."

As reported by Fox News, J Cesar Sauceda, revealed that his six-year-old brother sustained "minor injuries" from the fall and that he has been left "psychologically damaged" and "afraid" following the incident.

Authorities have revealed that the zip line attraction at the Parque Amazonia is operated by an individual, and all attractions within the park have been suspended pending an investigation.

"In this Park's new era, the priority is the experience and safety of our visitors," Fundidora Park said. "So, we will continue to implement the necessary measures to guarantee that the companies rigorously comply with their contracts."

Nataly furthered her anger at the park, by adding: "The park doesn't have people trained for these kinds of situations, none of them went to help pull him out of the water. Terrible park, it's amazing how disastrous things can happen in the blink of an eye. I just thank god my Cesar is doing fine."

Another relative, Mayra Hernandez, accused staff members of not knowing how to swim, leaving them clueless about how to get Cesar out of the pool.

She said that if her family had not been close during the time of the incident, it could have been "much worse" and Cesar only got away with minor injuries as he was pulled out by his family.

The family reportedly refused to go to the hospital to get Cesar checked over and were seen walking out of the park together, as the six-year-old was relatively unharmed.

Featured image credit: Buda Mendes / Getty

Boy, 6, who fell 40 feet after zip line harness broke left 'psychologically damaged'

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By James Kay

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A six-year-old boy who was involved in a terrifying 40ft drop after his zip line harness broke has been left "psychologically damaged", his family has said.

As previously reported, the six-year-old who has since been identified as Cesar, was at the Parque Fundidora's Amazonian Expedition amusement park in Mexico when the incident unfolded.

Cesar and an adult male were using the zip line which hung 40 feet above an artificial pool, and the boy appeared to become stuck in the middle.

As the man attempted to help the six-year-old across, his harness broke and onlookers watched on in horror as Cesar plummeted 40 feet into the pool below.

Footage of the terrifying incident was uploaded to social media, and it showed the family laughing as the pair became stuck in the middle of the zip line, before their laughs turned to screams as Cesar plunged into the pool below.

Nataly Moreno, the boy's sister, unleashed an angry rant on Facebook, taking aim at the park and the staff who she accused of not knowing how to deal with such incidents.

"My younger brother of 6 years climbed a zipline in that park, in the middle of the journey his harness broke and he fell into the water, a lagoon of 5-10 meters," Nataly wrote. "Fortunately, there was another tourist nearby and he jumped in to save him, from how deep the gentleman was, he was also drowning."

As reported by Fox News, J Cesar Sauceda, revealed that his six-year-old brother sustained "minor injuries" from the fall and that he has been left "psychologically damaged" and "afraid" following the incident.

Authorities have revealed that the zip line attraction at the Parque Amazonia is operated by an individual, and all attractions within the park have been suspended pending an investigation.

"In this Park's new era, the priority is the experience and safety of our visitors," Fundidora Park said. "So, we will continue to implement the necessary measures to guarantee that the companies rigorously comply with their contracts."

Nataly furthered her anger at the park, by adding: "The park doesn't have people trained for these kinds of situations, none of them went to help pull him out of the water. Terrible park, it's amazing how disastrous things can happen in the blink of an eye. I just thank god my Cesar is doing fine."

Another relative, Mayra Hernandez, accused staff members of not knowing how to swim, leaving them clueless about how to get Cesar out of the pool.

She said that if her family had not been close during the time of the incident, it could have been "much worse" and Cesar only got away with minor injuries as he was pulled out by his family.

The family reportedly refused to go to the hospital to get Cesar checked over and were seen walking out of the park together, as the six-year-old was relatively unharmed.

Featured image credit: Buda Mendes / Getty