Ride Shut Down After 4-Year-Old Boy Is Left Unrestrained at Theme Park

Ride Shut Down After 4-Year-Old Boy Is Left Unrestrained at Theme Park

Terrifying photos have emerged from the Sydney Royal Easter Show after a young boy was seen without a harness on the free-fall ride...

Terrifying photos have emerged from the Sydney Royal Easter Show after a young boy was seen without a harness on the free-fall ride…

Now, we’ve all been on a rollercoaster at least once in our lives…

Now, we’ve all been on a rollercoaster at least once in our lives…

Though they are quite formidable in their exterior, the overall adrenaline rush experienced while riding a rollercoaster has made us continuously come back for more.

They’re a lot of fun…

They can, undeniably, be completely terrifying at the same.

Despite this, thousands of us brave these rides every year.

Despite this, thousands of us brave these rides every year.

There is still some part of our natural instinct which induces anxiety over climbing into a little carriage and being hurled around a track, all while being suspended hundreds of feet above the ground.

But one question begs to be answered…

Why do we keep going on them?

It could be the endorphins that are released…

It could be the endorphins that are released…

Enjoying roller coasters is linked to sensation-seeking – the tendency to enjoy varied, novel, and intense physical experiences such as rock climbing and parachute jumping.

Much like the sensation experienced when watching a horror movie…

Much like the sensation experienced when watching a horror movie…

Physical signs of fear such as a pounding heart, faster breathing, and an energy boost all contribute to that adrenaline rush, which ultimately leads to that euphoric feeling you get after riding a rollercoaster.

And rollercoaster accidents are incredibly rare.

And rollercoaster accidents are incredibly rare.

As the odds of dying on a roller coaster stand at around 1 in 300,000,000. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission stated that there are roughly 2 deaths per year attributed to roller coaster accidents here in the States.

However, every now and again, rollercoasters do malfunction.

However, every now and again, rollercoasters do malfunction.

And, when they do, they can cause devastating injuries and, in worst-case scenarios, death.

But, sometimes accidents can also be the result of human error, which is the case with the latest incident…

But, sometimes accidents can also be the result of human error, which is the case with the latest incident…

People are understandably shocked by what happened…

The Sydney Royal Easter Show had to shut down a ride after a young boy was spotted unrestrained in his seat…

Which could have led to the unthinkable happening.

The incident occurred on Sunday when onlookers noticed the 4-year-old boy wasn’t strapped in on the Free Fall ride.

The incident occurred on Sunday when onlookers noticed the 4-year-old boy wasn’t strapped in on the Free Fall ride.

Thankfully, the operators were informed before the ride began that the restraints hadn’t been secured.

A video of little Tristan Curtis sitting on the ride has been shared on social media…

A video of little Tristan Curtis sitting on the ride has been shared on social media…

Curtis’ mom, Sky Boustani Curtis told The Telegraph: “The [operator] girl stopped the ride but didn’t get out of her booth so another father ended up getting him to climb down to him.”

She continued: “Myself and my husband were not tall enough to reach him,” she admitted, revealing they had to get the boy to jump into their arms.

“They simply did not pull his harness down, didn’t check him,” Curtis said.

Organizers have since launched an investigation into why this incident occurred…

A spokeswoman for the event said: “The safety of patrons at the Show is paramount and we have shut down the kids’ Free Fall ride following a reported issue with a harness.”

They continued: “The safety systems of the ride functioned well to prevent any injury occurring and the ride will not operate again until a full investigation has been completed and the ride has been approved by specialist engineers.”

We’re just glad he’s safe, it could have been a lot worse if it wasn’t for onlookers calling for the ride to be stopped!