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.
“It seems someone wanted a close-up pic. For safety, especially, please stay on the trails! We will keep everyone updated.”
Made of cement, Humpty Dumpty was made by artist Roger Tofte and sat on that wall since the park opened in 1971.
Now 84, Tofte says he’ll try and put Humpty back together again.
“It’s going to take a few hours to start from scratch again and try and duplicate what I had. That’s the problem it’s gonna be to make it like it was before and I’m 84. So I hope I still have some creative juices left,” Tofte said.
The two men who knocked Humpty off the wall have offered to pay for the repair.