Snapped clip suspected in circus hair-hanging stunt gone wrong; condition of 2 upgraded

  • Article by: ERIKA NIEDOWSKI , Associated Press
  • Updated: May 5, 2014 - 9:09 PM

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Investigators suspect that a snapped clip sent eight aerial acrobats plummeting 20 feet or more during a daring act in which performers dangle from their hair. One injured performer told her father she didn't notice anything amiss before her "plunge into darkness."

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