Early Friday morning, a 31-year-old Hesperia woman died after falling 36 feet from an attraction at the San Bernardino County Fair.
The incident occurred around 8 p.m. on Thursday on the FreeDrop USA attraction.
The attraction was being promoted as a “pure free fall” where thrill seekers jump off a scaffolding that’s 36 feet high with no bungee cord, harness, or wires and land on a large blow-up mattress.
The victim was on top of the scaffolding, but when she was ready to jump, it appeared she changed her mind and grabbed a sidebar, but fell to the ground.
An employee tried to grab the woman, but was unable to save her before falling from the attraction to the ground.
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department announced that the woman died around 12:20 a.m. Friday.
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