- A participant in “America’s Got Talent: Extreme” was injured Thursday while practicing a dangerous maneuver.
- After the accident, Jonathan did not respond, leading the AGT: Extreme team to believe that he was dead.
- According to the police spokesman, “he suffered serious injuries to his legs and several lacerations.”
Escapist Jonathan Goodwin, a participant in “America’s Got Talent: Extreme,” was seriously injured Thursday night while practicing a dangerous maneuver at 21 meters above sea level for a segment of the television show that would air on Friday.
“During a rehearsal last night for ‘America’s Got Talent: Extreme,’ an accident occurred in which escapist Jonathan Goodwin was injured while performing his act,” a spokesperson for the program said in a statement released by the press.
Injured participant of “America’s Got Talent”
After the accident, Jonathan did not respond, leading the AGT: Extreme team to believe that he was dead. The stunt performer had to be airlifted to a local hospital. “He was transported in serious condition, but is currently alive, alert and well.”
According to the police spokesman, “he suffered serious injuries to his legs and several lacerations.” “Goodwin was suspended 21.3 meters in the air upside down with a straitjacket,” TMZ said, citing the account of a production member who witnessed the events.
“Two vehicles were suspended on either side of him, rocking back and forth. The trick was for Goodwin to break free of the restraints and then fall onto an air mattress, avoiding being crushed by cars, ”the TMZ source said.
However, added the source consulted, “something went terribly wrong and the cars crashed, with Goodwin among them. The impact caused the cars to explode, exploding in a gigantic ball of fire. Goodwin fell to the ground and hit his head. ” Watch the VIDEO of the harrowing moment HERE.
Chilling 911 call
The Sun newspaper gained access to a 911 call made by a woman on the set of the show during the horrific accident. In the recording, the caller can be heard asking someone in the background: “Where is the turnstile?”
The woman said on the call: “We are at Atlanta Motor Speedway on the America’s Got Talent filming location. “We had a man suspended from a cable with cars that were supposed to collide with each other, and he didn’t go down in time and they crashed into him.
There are no plans for a criminal investigation
“This is a 40-year-old white man. He fell about 40 feet. The airbag failed and he landed head first. ” The caller explained Jonathan’s condition as “agonizing.” There are no plans for a criminal investigation at this time, authorities reported.
The accident involving AGT is now “under federal investigation.” An agency spokesperson told The Sun exclusively that “the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is aware of this incident and has opened an inspection.”
A “modern superhero”
In 2020, Jonathan finished as a semi-finalist at AGT. The stunt artist was then invited to film for the Extreme edition, which is presented by Terry Crews and judged by Nikki Bella, Travis Pastrana and Simon Cowell. According to his website, he has been described as a “modern superhero.”
According to his biography, he has been attacked by sharks, burned at the stake, buried alive, bitten by rattlesnakes and hung from buildings, helicopters and cable cars, among other things. He also points out that it has acted on almost every continent, except Antarctica.
School tragedy: 11 students drown while cleaning a river in Indonesia
A school trip ends in tragedy. Eleven students drowned and 10 other teens were rescued during a school field trip to clean up a river in Indonesia’s West Java province, officials said Saturday, according to the AP.
Authorities told the news agency that 150 students between the ages of 13 and 15 from an Islamic secondary school were taking part in cleaning the banks of the Cileueur River on Friday when 21 of them fell into the water while holding hands. .
School tragedy: 11 students drown
“The weather was good and there were no flash floods,” said Deden Ridwansyah, director of the Bandung Search and Rescue Office. “The children who drowned were holding each other by the hand. One slipped and the others followed him ”.
Residents in the area and a team of rescuers managed to save 10 of the youths, who were immediately taken to a nearby hospital. According to AFP, two of the students were in critical condition. Apparently the students were not wearing life jackets.
It was a popular place for rafting and tubing
Some reports indicated that at the time of the accident, the youths were trying to cross the river, which is a popular place for rafting and tubing. Rescuers used large orange inflatable rafts to search for the victims.
All the students were accounted for when the search ended Friday night. Rescuers, police, disaster agency personnel and other authorities are coordinating to find out if there are any more missing students, the officer said.
Landslides and floods are frequent problems in Indonesia
Rains often cause frequent landslides and flash floods in Indonesia, where millions of people live in mountainous areas or near floodplains. It should be noted that hiking along the river is prohibited for children and adolescents during the rainy season, which begins at the end of November.
In February of last year, 10 explorers died after they were washed away by a flash flood that also injured nearly two dozen, according to Aljazeera. Some media reported that the victims this Friday belonged to a group of scouts. Read more here.