Aussie's plunge after bungy cord snaps

AN Australian woman escaped with just cuts and bruises after her bungy cord snapped during a New Year's Eve jump in Africa, sending her flying head-first into raging, crocodile-infested waters.

Erin Langworthy's ill-fated jump from the Victoria Falls bridge - 111 metres above the Zambezi River - was caught on camera, showing the rope snapping and a large splash in the water below.

The footage showed her being washed downstream with the bungy cord still wrapped around her legs.
"It went black straight away and I felt like I'd been slapped all over," the 22-year-old Perth woman told Nine News.

In the video her friends' shocked reactions can be heard, including one girl urging the bungy operators to do something.

Read more on the Brisbane Times

Topics:  africa

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