Wise folks have said you're better off having an ounce of luck than a pound of gold. Nobody knows this more today than an Australian student who lived to talk about a nightmare bungee jump straight from the script of a Hollywood horror movie.
Erin Langworth managed to survive after the cord attached to her feet snapped loose during a bungee jump, sending her flying into a dangerous river in Southern Africa.
YouTube video of the incident is guaranteed to go viral. The 22-year-old tourist proudly jumped from a bridge that crosses a gorge only to free fall some 364 feet into the crocodile infested Zambezi river in Zambia, near Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall in the world the Guardian reports.
The cord snapped around 65 feet from the water, miraculously Langworthy was able to swim to the side of the river, despite having her legs tied by the bungee cord after falling into the water head first. Sky News reports the tourist suffered cuts and bruises.
"It was quite scary because a couple of times the rope actually got caught on some rocks or debris," she told Australia's Channel Nine television network. "I actually had to swim down and yank the bungee cord out of whatever it was caught on to make it to the surface."
Doctors were stunned that she was not more seriously hurt, she didn't suffer any broken bones during the fall. However, Langworth did spend a week in the hospital after the accident which took place on New Year's Eve.
For about $140 (U.S.) tourists can jump from what the Guardian describes as the highest commercial bridge jump in the world.
Raw video of the 364-foot bungee jump fall into the crocodile-infested river.
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