Man Gets Stuck at Water Park
Dad cut from slide after water park mishap
By Emily Rauhala, Newser User
Posted Aug 30, 2010 9:12 AM CDT
It seemed like a good idea...   (AP Photo/Ed Wray)

(Newser) – It would be funny if it didn't sound so utterly painful: A British man in his thirties had to be cut from a fiberglass water slide after he flew into a concrete step at the end of the tube. "There was a small gap about an inch wide between the base of the flume and the plastic steps,' a rescue worker told the Daily Mail. "Due to the speed the man was traveling, his leg became wedged."

The man was freed using a battery operated cutting saw and was rushed to hospital for treatment. The pool reopened soon after, though it's hard to imagine many were in the mood for a swim. (Click here to read about an altogether different type of swimming trauma.)

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Aug 30, 2010 4:23 PM CDT
a one inch gap??? which leg? the middle one? That WOULD be embarrassing! Whats worse? The man was freed using a battery operated device. Dude musta faced hell back at work the next day!
Aug 30, 2010 3:10 PM CDT
FML story for sure
Aug 30, 2010 2:31 PM CDT
shit happens