Jacksonville fair worker survives being pinned under ride – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

(WSVN) – A terrifying second occurred at a Florida fair when a worker was trapped under a ride.

Video confirmed a Clay County Fair worker being pinned between two sections of the “Hydra” ride final Friday.

“I was so scared that I passing out three times. I thought I was going to die,” stated Davontai Lee

When the ride stopped, Lee stated he was attempting to get a hat somebody lost throughout the ride. Moments later, Lee stated his life flashed earlier than his eyes.

“I put my hand [out], let it stay down do not lift the bottom up. When I got close to go down to get the hat, I heard it say it lifted up and it pushed me in my stomach and everything and it clamped me,” stated Lee.

Lee continues to be within the hospital with a number of accidents.

“I have a big bruise on my stomach, a big bruise on my back, marks on my arms, everything,” stated Lee.

According to the sheriffs office, Lee was caught for about quarter-hour and so they stated the ride itself was not the trigger.

“Long story short the operator was trying to do a good deed and he had bad timing,” stated a Clayton County officer. “The ride was operating as it should. Exactly how and what he did is still under investigation.”

Lee claimed that one other operator introduced the ground items up into his physique and stated the individual was new to that particular ride. Lee stated it may have been a lot worse and is grateful he survived.

“I’m very blessed to be alive, I’m very blessed to be here with my family and tell them I love, tell my two daughters that I love them,” stated Lee.

Lee stated he has labored on the fair for about 9 years however doesn’t assume he’ll return. Lee can even be taking authorized motion.

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