A father-of-two was killed in a shocking accident when the giant inflatable zorb ball he and another man were in gained momentum and plunged off a cliff at a ski resort in Russia.
Denis Burakov, 27, who was a happily married man and father of two young daughters, broke his neck and spine in the zorbing accident, say reports.
His zorb ball companion Vladimir Shcherbov, 33, was hospitalized with a concussion and multiple lacerations to the head and body, but thankfully was later released.
The zorb ball was supposed to come to a stop at the bottom of a ski run, but it terrifyingly kept going, plunging off a cliff.
A video displaying the terrifying accident was caught, as instructors calmly said the ball would stop itself.
When it didn’t, there was nothing they could do, as the ball went off track and flew down a cliff.
An investigation is being held to see whether negligence by the instructors was to blame for the accident, which holds a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.
James Gilbert | Elite.