VIDEO snapped bungee cord sends tourist plunging into a river
Mon, 09 Jan 2012 20:05:38 GMT —
n Australian woman will probably think twice before bungee jumping after an accident that could've killed her.
22-year-old Erin Langworthy's cord snapped after she jumped off the Victoria Falls Bridge in Zimbabwe on New Year's Eve.
Video of the accident was posted on YouTube.
t's a popular jump over the Zimbabwe and Zambia border.
rin was 364-feet above the water when she jumped, and she plunged about 65-feet into the rapids.
rin said everything went black, and she felt like her body had been slapped.
he bungee cord got stuck in rocks, and she had to swim down to free herself as she made her way to the river bank.
"It went black straight away, and I felt like I've been slapped all over. I actually had to swim down and yank the bungee cord out of whatever it was caught into" said Erin Langworthy.
rin was treated at a clinic in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe then flown to a hospital in South Africa.
ictoria Falls Bungee issued a statement saying the accident was under investigation.
Have you ever bungee jumped? Does this accident and video make you not want to try it? Post your comments below.