LAS VEGAS (AP) — Robbie Knievel, the son of the late Evel Knievel, rung in 2009 by launching the height of a manmade volcano perched in front of The Mirage hotel-casino on a motorcycle for a television special.

The 200-foot high jump made Knievel appear to jump over the volcano on television, though he actually jumped next to it as it spewed a fireball under him for live spectators. Fireworks shot into the air as Knievel landed on the Strip in an area cleared of revelers earlier by police.

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Minutes later, Australian stuntman Robbie Maddison drew excited gasps as he hopped 120 feet up and came down on top of a 96-foot high scale version of the Arc de Triomphe at Paris Las Vegas — a follow up to his record-breaking jump of more than 322 feet last year.

The 27-year-old freestyle motocross rider dropped 50 feet off the Arc into a landing ramp and successfully stayed on his bike, but hit his hand hard.

"The hand killed, I think I broke it," Maddison said. "Definitely a gash going right to the bone."