Shocking moment circus acrobat falls from aerial hoop and lands on ice rink below in front of stunned Mexican audience
- Mia Gonzales Soto was performing in Tampico, Mexico on January 10
- After losing her grip of the hoop she crashed 16 feet, knocking herself out cold
- Remarkably, she did not suffer any injuries after medics rushed to her assistance
This is the shocking moment when a circus acrobat fell from an aerial hoop and crashed down onto an ice rink, knocking herself out cold.
Circus-goers audibly gasped as the female acrobat, Mia Gonzales Soto, landed awkwardly after losing her grip at the Fantasy World On Ice circus in Tampico, Mexico on January 10.
Footage shows Mia performing acrobatics from the hoop as it swings around the room to a song from the film Frozen, before she plummets more than 16 feet onto the floor.
After her fall, the video shows her lying motionless on the ice rink as officials switch off the lights and staff rush to her aid.
Footage shows Mia Gonzales Soto performing acrobatics from the hoop as it swings around the room to a song from the film Frozen, before she plummets more than 16 feet onto the floor
The audience then applauds Mia in the hope of reviving her.
She was taken to a hospital in Tampico after the horrifying incident.
In a statement, the circus said: ‘Among our audience there was a female paramedic and she voluntarily gave her first aid.
‘We will be forever grateful to her.’
It added: ‘The fall was dramatic. However, there were no fractures or internal damage.
‘It is worth mentioning that Mia was able to walk out of the hospital. She is in perfect health.’
Circus-goers audibly gasped as Mia landed awkwardly after losing her grip. After her fall, the video shows her lying motionless on the ice rink as officials switch off the lights and staff rush to her aid
Local media reported that following a brief intermission, the circus show was able to continue as planned.
Earlier this month, a circus performance had to be halted after two female tigers battled in front of an audience of children and parents.
Trainers repeatedly hit the tigers with poles and threw props at them to try and separate the beasts at Kislovodsk State Circus in Russia.
One female tiger named Eru was attacked by a nine-year-old white tigress, Gina, that went on the rampage in the ring during an act.
Eru was badly injured but climbed back on a ring stool before collapsing with blood pouring from her gaping wounds in front of hundreds of watching children and their parents.