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Circus Performer Falls To Her Death

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posted on May, 23 2004 @ 11:57 AM
ST. PAUL, Minnesota, May 23, 2004

"A little girl behind us asked, 'Is she still alive?'"

A circus performer who fell 30 feet onto a concrete floor during a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus show died from her injuries.

Dessi Espana, 32, was twirling on long chiffon scarves when the silky cloth gave way during Saturday's performance, witnesses said. She died later that night.

"We are starting an investigation into the death," police Sgt. Rick Klein said. "We don't suspect foul play but we will be trying to collect the rope or (part) that broke."

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I have always wondered how a parent would explain something like this to their children after together seeing such a tragic and horrific event such as this.

Why the hell do they take risks like this in front of children?

Dammit .. so you can do this without a safety net.. who really cares?... Put the net back up please.. no one really wants to see someone killed like this in the name of entertainment.. or do they?



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