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It’s all fun and games until someone goes off the rails.  Literally.

David Salmon was having a grand old time at a private home outside of Austin, Texas, which boasts a nifty water slide.

Unfortunately, when Salmon took part in one of America’s favorite past times (right up there with homemade fireworks and beers on a boat), he got more than he bargained for.

In the video below, Salmon is seen trying to steer himself down the waterslide with his hand.  

While rounding a corner, Salmon flew right up over the side and landed ten feet down on a rocky hillside.

Salmon was taken to the hospital, where he was treated for a broken arm and broken ribs, along with some serious bruises and scratches.

"I’d gone down a few times [before] and it was fast.  But this time, I just couldn’t slow down," Salmon told Fox 4 Dallas.

"I threw my arm out and went right over the edge," he recalled.

"For a split second I was like, ‘oh no,’ and then it was a hard crash.  The rest was all blurry," the 32-year-old said from his bed, eager to stress that while he’s OK, he’s in a lot pain from what he calls a "freak accident."

Salmon, who told the news station that he doesn’t want to be known as "Water Slide Guy," posted the video and a message on Facebook.

"Too dang old to be going down water slides," he wrote.

"Fell off this one that is over a rocky cliff. First time in an ambulance. I’m currently in the hospital in Round Rock. Broke my arm (humerus) and fractured ribs. Multiple lacerations on my back, arms and side.

"Just found out I don’t need surgery so that’s good news! One more night in Austin then I can go home to Dallas."

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