Bungee jump cord snaps, Australian woman Erin Langworthy survives 111-meter fall in Zambia river (Video)

By on Jan 9, 2012 in Africa, Australia, Lifestyle Comments

An Australian woman miraculously survived the 111-meter fall into the river in Zambia, with crocodiles below waiting for their prey, after her bungee jump cord snapped, as shown in the video below.

Erin Langworthy, being interviewed about her
bungee jump fall in Zambia river

Image Credit: Channel 9 News/Skynews.com.au

According to Australian news sites on Monday, January 9, 2012, Erin Langworthy, 22, tried the bungee jump experience in Zambia on New Year’s Eve by jumping from the Victoria Falls Bridge.

As noted in reports, the said bridge is around 111 meters above the Zambezi River, on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, a favorite spot of tourists who love bungee jumping, which is being organized by Safari Par Excellency.

Based on a report at Zambia Post early last week, a National Heritage Conservation Commission (NHCC) source confirmed that the bungee jump accident happened at around 5:30 p.m. (local time) on Saturday, December 31, 2011.

Ms. Langworthy was said to have been rescued by local police and was treated in a Zambia hospital before she was airlifted to South Africa for further medication, where she was hospitalized for about a week.

“I landed with my legs tied and then had to swim to the Zimbabwe side (of the river) through the rapids. I felt liked I had been slapped all over,” Langworthy was quoted telling to Australia’s Channel 9 News in an interview.

“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.” She added, showing her scars and bruises and noting she was lucky to have survived.

Bungee jump accident, causing Australian woman to fall into Zambia river, filled with crocodiles
Video Credit: schmurpanzandy/YouTube/Channel 9 News

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