Transcript for Acrobat Falls 25 Feet During Circus Performance Gone Wrong
And human error is being blamed after a circus act took a terrifying turn. An acrobat in the middle of a daring stunt when she plummeted to the seats below. More from Cecilia Vega. ? Reporter: This is the shocking moment when a routine act at a circus in Houston goes horribly wrong. Watch again as Vicki Garcia plunges nearly 25 feet stunned audience members watch as staffers move this to help Garcia. Garcia is one-half of the duo Garcia performing with her husband Pablo for the circle Vasquez known for its daredevil acrobatics. Just last year eight female acrobats hanging by their hair at a wring ling brothers circus performance in Rhode Island plunged 35 feet to the ground after a clamp failed. The company paid a $7,000 fine and promised new safety features for its aerial performers. The curtain went down and we hear a huge popping noise and then just plummet to the ground. Reporter: While the circus has said Garcia is recovering at home and not granting interviews we caught up with the general manager who had this to say about that accident. We do have acts that require a lot of skills and, of course, we do have equipment behind it. Let's call it a human error. Sometimes like things happen. Reporter: For "Good morning America," Cecilia Vega, ABC news, San Francisco.
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