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Posted: July 19, 2016

Man flies off water slide down rocky cliff

By Kimberly Richardson

WSB-TV

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 177,000 views.

David Salmon posted the explicit slow-motion video 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."

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

The video has been shared more than 900 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."   It is unclear from the video where the water slide is located.

The video, containing strong language, can be watched here.


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