The worst nightmare for any thrillseeker came true when a cable snapped on a slingshot ride at an amusement park in France.

The accident happened on "The Fifth Element" slingshot ride at Luna Park at Cap d’Agde, located on France’s Mediterranean coast. 

A 24 year-old woman suffered a broken leg when one of the cables snapped, causing the ball-shaped cage to slam into a support beam. The other woman in the cage didn’t sustain any injuries. 

According to reports, the two people were suspended midair for several hours until firemen arrived on the scene to bring them down.