Sunday, January 08, 2012

Bungee Jumping is Never a Good Idea

22 year old Australian tourist Erin Langworthy fell 364 feet into the crocodile infested Zambesi River when the bungee cord snapped as she jumped off the Victoria Falls while on holiday in Zimbabwe.

She hit the water hard with her legs still bound. She entered the downstream rapids periodically getting sucked under water and then pushed to the surface disorienting her such that she didn't know what was up and what was down. As if there weren't bad enough, She told Channel 9 news,
It was quite scary because a couple of times the rope actually got caught on some rocks or debris. I actually had to swim down and yank the bungee cord out of whatever it was caught on to make it to the surface.
Remember this next time you're traveling and someone says, "hey that bungee jumping looks like fun!"

Erin was lucky enough to be over water. Others have not been so fortunate.

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