It's the horrifying moment every fairgoer fears: the safety mechanisms fail and a passenger is thrown from a ride.
Onlookers were appalled to see a young girl fly through the air after the Adrenaline ride at a Paris funfair malfunctioned.
She was left dangling 50 metres aloft, hanging by her ankle with only a thin strap keeping her from plummeting to the ground.
As she glides through the air in a huge arc, the girl's head can be seen only narrowly missing a violent collision with the platform of the ride.
“It could have been more serious. It’s a miracle the girl was not hurt,” the owners of the ride said in a statement, translated from French.
“We are here to give joy, and not to make people afraid.”