Updated 7/24: Acrobat injured in fall at Barnstable County Fair in Falmouth on Wednesday out of the hospital

FALMOUTH – An acrobat was injured after reportedly falling about 20 feet at the Barnstable County Fairground off Nathan Ellis Highway (Route 151) about 5:30 PM Wednesday. The victim was performing on the Wheel of Death when the incident happened. Falmouth Fire-Rescue Department (FFRD) was on standby at the fair and arrived within minutes. FFRD reports that Wednesday at 5:44 PM, a call was received for a person who had fallen approximately twenty feet at the Barnstable County Fair, 1220 Nathan S. Ellis Highway, East Falmouth MA. Their department had a Fire Rescue standby crew at the fairgrounds at the time of the incident. Personnel on-site quickly evaluated the injured party and requested an ambulance to the scene. The injured party is a performer with “The Nervous Nocks”, an aerobatic performance group that is at the fair this year. The individual was transported to Falmouth Hospital with multiple injuries as a result of the fall. The Office of Occupational Safety and Health Administration was notified of the incident. The frightening scene was caught on video by a Barnstable County Fair attendee. Although CWN has frozen the video before impact, it may still be disturbing to some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.

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On Saturday, the Barnstable County Fair posted that: “Over the last few days, many of you have asked how the acrobat who fell during their show is doing. We are happy to report that Cyrus Nock of the Nerveless Nocks was released from Brigham and Women’s Hospital this morning and is expected to make a full recovery from his injuries. Cyrus will be heading back home to Sarasota, Florida to complete his recovery. He has been performing as part of the Nerveless Nocks for 13 years and we hope to see him again soon.

The Nock Family and The Barnstable County Fair would like to thank Falmouth Fire, EMS and Police who were on the scene within seconds to assist Cyrus, and the community for their well wishes, thoughts and prayers . We would also like to thank an anonymous fairgoer, a doctor, who leapt out of the stands to help, as well as Falmouth Hospital and Brigham & Women’s Hospital for the care and kindness they provided Cyrus and his family. The Nerveless Nocks have continued to perform their show at the fair with Cyrus’ father, Michaelangelo, stepping in to perform.”

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