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VIDEO snapped bungee cord sends tourist plunging into a river



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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.



I

t's a popular jump over the Zimbabwe and Zambia border.



E

rin was 364-feet above the water when she jumped, and she plunged about 65-feet into the rapids.



E

rin said everything went black, and she felt like her body had been slapped.



T

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.



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rin was treated at a clinic in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe then flown to a hospital in South Africa.



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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.

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