A terrifying moment unfolded in North Carolina last week when a brave carnival worker climbed a Ferris wheel in an attempt to save children who were trapped inside of a tilted cart.
The scary ordeal happened on Friday night when two boys, aged 5 and 7, sat terrified inside the Ferris wheel cart. Carnival worker Albert Irwin jumped into action and tried to help the kids out, according to Inside Edition.
“One of them kept saying, ‘I don’t want to die, I don’t want to die,'” Irwin told the outlet after the scary incident. “[I told them], ‘You’re not going to die; I’m here to help you.'”
Irwin climbed the ride and was trying to fix the tilted cart when he suddenly fell, banging into other carts along the way and eventually landing on the ground.
Bystanders screamed in shock and horror as he barreled toward the ground. Remarkably — and perhaps miraculously — he suffered only a broken finger as a result of the terrifying tumble.
In the end, the boys, too, were safely taken off the ride, as Irwin’s efforts to turn the cart before he fell helped start the ride back up and bring the kids down to their parents.
Watch it all unfold below:
(H/T: Inside Edition)