January 9, 2012

Bungee Jumper Falls Into Crocodile-Infested Waters

This video shows 22-year-old Australian tourist Erin Langworthy bungee jumping from the Victoria falls bridge, 364 feet (111 meters) over the Zambesi River. Just a normal tourist video until the cord breaks and she falls into the crocodile-infested waters (cause that's what you want to bungee over?!)... Miraculously, she survived after hurting herself quite badly and swimming out of the river rapids with her legs still tied. Fun!

Talking to 9news, Erin described her ordeal:
It went black straight away and I felt like I'd been slapped all over. The water was going quite quickly and then I started to hear the roaring. It's like being in waves, you get sucked under and then you pop up so it's very disorienting, I didn't know which was up or down.
It gets worse:
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.
Fortunately, she survived the crash, the crocodiles and the rapids with just a fractured collar bone, massive bruises and a great story to tell to her future kids. What an Aussie battler.

Pinched from Gizmodo

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