Man Flies Off Water Slide Down Rocky Cliff, and His Fail Video Goes Viral

The slow-mo video shows Texas man launched over the slide.

ByCatherine Thorbecke
July 19, 2016, 11:49 AM
PHOTO:  A water slide is pictured in this undated photo.
A water slide is pictured in this undated photo.
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— -- A Texas man's video of himself flying off the side of a water slide and falling down a rocky cliff has gone viral on Facebook, garnering 76,000 views in less than 24 hours.

David Salmon posted the video, in dramatic slow motion, on his Facebook page with the caption, "Too dang old to be going down water slides. Fell off this one that is over a rocky cliff. First time in an ambulance. I'm currently in the hospital in Round Rock. Broke my arm (humerus) and fractured ribs. Multiple lacerations on my back, arms and side. Just found out I don't need surgery so that's good news! One more night in Austin then I can go home to Dallas."

Salmon kept his sense of humor, and let his friends know that he was OK, with the hashtags #waterslide, #fail, #failvideo, #brokenarm, #notdead.

The video has been shared more than 700 times, and multiple people have posted dramatic new edits of the video in the comments section, including one person who put his water slide slip to the tune of "Ave Maria."

Salmon could not immediately be reached by ABC News for comment. It is unclear from the video where the water slide is located.

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