10 lives were left hanging by a thread – literally – when an extreme thrill ride on a rocket-like attraction almost ended in tragedy. Visitors to one of St. Petersburg’s amusement parks were in for a nasty shock as a cable snapped on the ride, leaving them suspended in mid-air 70 meters above the ground. Luckily, rescue teams made it to the spot just in time to free the stranded passengers. This isn’t the first safety scare at the amusement park. Two years ago, a 12-year old girl suffered serious injuries after a trampoline accident – also involving a snapped cable.