7:12am

Wed August 1, 2012
The Two-Way

London Mayor Can't Fall Down - Boris Johnson Gets Stuck On A Zipline

The lively, boisterous mayor of London has a new accomplishment: he's the first person to get stuck on a zipline today across London's Victoria Park.

According to ITV news, Johnson was heard hollering, "Get me a rope, get me a ladder" as he dangled above the ground in his suit and blue helmet. He clutched two British flags as he was finally pulled to safety by ground teams.

The park is hosting some 50,000 fans who are watching Olympic events on big screens, notes the East London Advertiser, while others try their hand at sports like fencing and badminton. But the event's main organizer remarked there was trouble getting the zipline to work. Guess they're still having trouble.

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