Woman Survives Fall After Bungee Cord Snaps (Video)

Woman Survives Fall After Bungee Cord Snaps

Erin Laung Worth bungee jumping from the Victoria Falls bridge

Australian tourist Erin Laung Worth (or Langworthy ?) survived the fall after her bungee cord snapped during a jump over the Zambezi River on the Zimbabwe-Zambia border.

The 22-year-old was performing a 364 foot (111 meter) jump from the Victoria Falls bridge when the accident happened.

She plunged into the freezing crocodile infested water and was then forced to swim through the rapids with her feet still tied together.

“It went black straight away and I felt like I’d been slapped all over,” Worth told Australia’s Channel 9 News. She said it was “quite scary” because the rope got caught a few times on some rocks in the river.

“I actually had to swim down and yank the bungee cord out of whatever it was caught into,” she said.

Worth said she eventually swam to the Zimbabwe side of the river, where rescuers came to her aid.

She was treated at Victoria Falls clinic in Zimbabwe before being transported to South Africa.

The jump was organized by Safari Par Excellence. The company’s website prices the bungee jump experience at $120, advertising it as: “Not for the faint hearted!“.

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