Woman survives 365-foot plunge after bungee cord snaps
CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA (BDCi) – An Australian tourist bungee jumping in Africa plunged 365 feet into a river when her cord snapped, but she managed to swim to safety with a broken collarbone and her legs tied together.
Erin Langworthy told Nine Network television news Sunday that she blacked out briefly when she it the Zambezi River on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe on Dec. 31.
“I felt like I’d been slapped all over,” the 22-year-old from Perth said.
Video taken of the jump shows the cord snapping and Langworthy smacking into the river before the current pulled her into rapids.
Southern Province Police Commissioner Brenda Muntemba told the Post Zambia newspaper that Langworthy was treated at a clinic in Zimbabwe before being evacuated to South Africa.
The jump from the Victoria Falls Bridge is operated by Safari Par Excellence, whose website describes the bungee experience as “111 meters of pure Adrenalin!”
By: Natania Levine
9 January 2012
12:02 p.m P.S.T