New Zealand Man Catches Cell Phone Flying At Him On Roller Coaster

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A New Zealand fistball player, Samuel Kempf, plucks flying iPhone X out of air, while on a Sambhala rollercoaster at Port Aventura Park near Barcelona, Spain

Written By Tanima Ray | Mumbai | Updated On:
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A New Zealand fistball player was caught on camera plucking a flying cellphone from the air as he hit speeds of 80 mph on the Shambhala roller coaster at Port Aventura Park near Barcelona, Spain. The man, Samuel Kempf, returned the iPhone X to its rightful owner after the ride. Kempf shared the clip filmed by the rollercoaster's on board camera to YouTube on September 4.

The video has now amassed 3,362,876 views.

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Co-riders were amazed at Samuel's heroic catch

Speaking about the reaction of the iPhone X owner, Samuel said that the latter couldn't believe the fact that the phone was still intact. Samuel said that the iPhone's owner hugged him in gratitude. Samuel recalled people's reaction to the scene. He said that it was the funniest reaction to watch people glued to his phone's screen. They were all cheering and clapping after watching Samuel catch the phone. 

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About the roller coaster

Shambhala: Expedición al Himalaya is a steel hypercoaster roller coaster manufactured by Bolliger & Mabillard. Located at PortAventura Park in Salou and Vilaseca, Spain. It was the tallest (78 metres (256 ft)) and fastest hyper coaster (134 kilometres per hour (83 mph)) in Europe. Named after the inaccessible land in the Himalayas: Shambhala, the adventure park was announced to the public on 24 October 2011 and opened to the public on 12 May 2012.

The Hyperion roller coaster at Energylandia in Poland which opened on 14 July 2018 at a height of 77 metres (253 ft), has a maximum speed of 142 kilometres per hour (88 mph). It also has the second-longest drop of any roller coaster among the European nations (78 metres (256 ft)). This was beaten in April 2017 by Red Force, which was also opened in PortAventura World's new theme park Ferrari Land. Red force reaches a height of 112 metres (367 ft).

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