An acrobat with a circus in Moscow suffered a broken BACK in a stunt-gone-wrong Wednesday night. He was supposed to fall 85 feet from the ceiling, and then land in a safety net. But the net TORE, and we went straight through it.
--There's footage online. According to the Greater Moscow State Circus, he was conscious when they took him to the hospital. And the good news is that apparently he's NOT paralyzed. Which is hard to believe when you watch it.
(--Search for "Acrobat Miraculously Survives Shocking Fall in Moscow Arena." It shows it in slow motion at :17. It looks like the net slowed him down JUST enough.)