Have we gone too far with recreation show impediment programs?
On Wednesday, a male contestant from the TBS show Wipeout went into cardiac arrest after finishing one of many signature circuits. The man was rushed to the hospital the place he died two days later.
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TBS confirmed the tragic demise, telling People in an announcement:
“We are devastated to have discovered of his passing and our deepest sympathy goes out to the household.”
The show, which initially aired on ABC from 2008 to 2014, returned this 12 months with even tougher duties than earlier than!
For anybody not acquainted, Wipeout has a wide range of challenges for his or her members with some that sound as tough as they really are. Believe it or not, Sucker Punch includes climbing a wall whereas mechanical arms come out and punch the individual. The impediment programs are full of sentimental objects and over a pool of water, however folks nonetheless get exhausted and might take some nasty spills.
No marvel there are accidents — and this case a demise.
But in accordance with a supply who spoke with TMZ, their setup is extremely secure. The insider claimed:
“All the contestants on Wipeout endure medical examinations earlier than they’re cleared to take part. There is an onsite security group that’s comprised of a number of paramedics, two set medics, a paramedic coordinator and a security producer. There is a security group current always.”
Still, we now have to marvel if the sufferer’s demise might have been prevented. We really hope this makes producers re-evaluate all of the wild obstacles they’re pushing folks by means of, on the very least.
Our ideas are along with his household throughout this tough time.
[Image via Wipeout/YouTube & TBS]