SALEM, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Humpty Dumpty literally fell off the wall and smashed into pieces at the Enchanted Forest in Salem on Saturday.
Officials at the Enchanted Forest posted this picture on their Facebook page with the update:
“A sad day at EF! Hopefully we can put him together again! (Thankfully, no one was hurt, except Humpty)”
It appears Humpty’s demise was accidental. KOIN 6 News learned two men climbed over the retaining wall and tried to get up on the wall with Humpty, but Humpty and the wall fell.
Enchanted Forest officials later posted, “It seems someone wanted a close-up pic. For safety, especially, please stay on the trails! We will keep everyone updated.”
In response, Sandra J. Mendoza posted: I’m going to call “all the kings horses and all the king’s men”
Made of cement, Humpty Dumpty was made by artist Roger Tofte and sat on that wall since the park opened in 1970. Now 84, Tofte will try to make another one.
“It’s going to take a few hours to start from scratch again,” Tofte told KOIN 6 News, but he said he has “some creative juices left.”
The two men who knocked Humpty off the wall offered to pay for the repairs.