Deadly ski resort ‘Zorb’ accident caught on video

Posted on: 11:19 am, January 9, 2013, by

DOMBAI, Russia — One man was killed and another seriously injured after a ride in a “Zorb” at a Russian ski resort turned deadly in an terrifying accident caught on video.

WARNING: The video may be considered disturbing to some. Viewer discretion advised.

According to the Daily Mail, Denis Burakov, 27, and Vladimir Shcherbov, 33, were inside the Zorb – essentially an inflatable sphere – when it veered away from the ride’s handlers and plunged down a steep, rocky canyon before coming to rest by a lake nearly a mile away.

The accident happened at the Dombai resort complex in Russia’s North Caucasus mountains.

Burakov was killed in the accident after suffering a broken neck and spine. Shcherbov suffered a concussion and multiple lacerations to the head and body, but was treated and released from the hospital, officials said.

Russian Police have begun an a criminal investigation into the accident. If found guilty of negligence, the Zorb’s operators could face up to 10 years in prison.