Dad Saves Son on Malfunctioning Roller Coaster in Dramatic Video

Scary moment was recorded
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 28, 2016 3:04 PM CDT

A dad's heartstopping moment was caught on video last week: Delbert Latham was filming himself and his son, Kaysen, riding a roller coaster at the Wonderland amusement park in Zita, Texas, when the seatbelt malfunctioned and the little boy started to slip to the floor of their ride car. Latham grabbed him and held onto him for the rest of the ride, assuring him he was OK, in a video posted on Facebook Friday and shared more than 4,000 times since. Latham says the ride operator wasn't concerned and continued to allow people on the coaster, just not in that seat, Fox 13 reports. (More viral video stories.)

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