1990 jaws ride accident: 39-year-old bank officer Anthony Salamone Jaws ride accident happened July 1990 when a railing broke.
He was on vacation when he fell into the water on the JAWS ride at Universal and came face-to-face with the underwater mechanical sharks, and the 10-foot deep pit they were kept in.
Jaws ride accident – what happened?
Anthony Salamone Jaws ride accident happened after he fell into the water after a railing broke while he and his family were on the Jaws ride at Universal Studios Florida.
When Salamone surfaced in about 8 feet of water, he realized that the star of the Jaws ride – the mechanical shark – was coming toward him.
One of Salamone’s children began to shriek, ”The shark’s gonna eat daddy!”.
As Universal employees fished Salamone out of the water, he slipped again and took a second dip.
He sued UNIVERSAL for ~$1,000,000 (1 million).