Video shows man falling off water slide, down cliff

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AUSTIN, Texas — A video posted to Facebook shows a man’s near-death experience as he rides a water slide near a cliff.

David Salmon uploaded a video of him riding the slide near Austin, Texas. The footage shows Salmon flying off at one of the turns and falling toward some rocks.

“Too dang old to be going down water slides,” Salmon wrote.

He added that he suffered fractured ribs, a broken arm, and multiple lacerations on his back, arms and sides. Salmon said it was his first time in an ambulance and that he won’t have to have surgery.

The video has been seen more than 125,000 times and shared more than 800 times since Monday.

“Super glad it wasn’t worse, David. So sorry you had to endure such a frightening accident. Hope you have a speedy recovery,” wrote one commenter.

Some shared edited versions of the video featuring a soundtrack.

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