A six-year-old boy experienced psychological harm after a 40-foot fall due to a broken harness while ziplining.
The incident occurred at Parque Fundidora in Nuevo León, Mexico, during Cesar's ride on the Amazonian Expedition zipline. As he was gliding slowly over the drop, the faulty equipment failed, causing him to fall from the line.
Family members captured the moment on video as Cesar and another person embarked on the ziplining adventure. Initially filled with laughter, their joy turned into screams when the accident took place.
According to family members, Cesar's harness broke when he and the other person slowed down and hung over the edge of the drop, resulting in him falling into an artificial pool about 40 feet below.
Fortunately, a tourist who was nearby reacted swiftly and jumped into the pool, which was reportedly around 20 feet deep, rescuing Cesar. Thankfully, he only sustained minor injuries.
Cesar's brother, J Cesar Sauceda, shared with Fox News Digital that the six-year-old is currently recuperating from the incident, but mentioned that he is now dealing with psychological trauma and fear stemming from the accident.
Family members have attributed the mishandling of the situation to insufficient training of the park staff.
Expressing their anguish, another relative named Mayra Hernandez took to Facebook to share the distressing events, stating:
"What a bad experience we've had, thank God Cesar fell well in water with a depth of more than 5 meters, the staff didn't know what to do and didn't know how to swim!!!"
"Due to the poor training of the staff everything could have been worse the harness burst!!"
Authorities investigating the incident have revealed that an individual operates the zipline attraction.
Following the failure of Cesar's harness, a government agency in Nuevo León took action by suspending several attractions at Parque Fundidora. They have pledged to maintain communication with Cesar's family, offering institutional support and addressing all matters related to the situation.
Currently, an investigation is underway regarding the incident.
In an official statement, the agency stated: "Today Civil Protection of Nuevo León in coordination with Fundidora Park, made the preventive suspension of several attractions of the concessionary "Amazonia Park", the previous after the situation that occurred at an attraction on the day of June 25, while the thorough investigation is carried out for determine the exact causes of the accident, review of all areas of the concession, as well as determine liability on the part of the dealership."