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Australian bungee jumper survives 364-feet plunge after cord snaps (video)

Australian bungee jumper survives 364-feet plunge after cord snaps (video)

An Australian woman who plunged 364-feet into raging waters in Africa’s Zambezi River after her bungee jumping cord snapped survived miraculously, according to AFP. Erin Langworthy, 22, was on holiday in Africa on New Year’s Eve when she took on the 111-meter (364-foot) bungee jump from the Victoria Falls Bridge above the river, which borders Zambia and Zimbabwe. The cord snapped about halfway into the jump. Footage shows Langworthy hitting the water head-first. “It went black straight away and I felt like I’d been slapped all over,” she told Australia’s Channel Nine in an interview recounting the moment of impact. Langworthy managed to swim to the Zimbabwe side of the river, where she hauled herself out. “It was quite scary because a couple of times the rope actually got caught on some rocks or debris,” she said. “I actually had to swim down and yank the bungee cord out of whatever it was caught on to make it to the surface.” Langworthy suffered a fractured collar bone as well as massive bruising in the accident and was taken to South Africa for treatment. “I think it’s definitely a miracle that I survived,” the AFP quoted Langworthy as saying.


Updated : 2021-04-23 22:57 GMT+08:00