1/9/2012 11:05 PM
There’s something about an adrenaline rush that people crave. Maybe it’s the feeling of fear taking over your body or knowing that you have given up every ounce of control to your situation. That feeling of losing your stomach on a huge drop on a roller-coaster or diving with sharks brings that anxiety, but is usually balanced out with the quick assurance of your harness locking in place or the cage protecting you from the deadly bite of a Great White.
One woman was looking for that balanced rush of terror, but her angst was never met with comfort. She went bungee jumping on New Year’s Eve, taking a head-first leap from the Victoria Falls Bridge on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia, but instead of feeling the cord tense up she felt it snap!
Erin Langworthy, a 22-year-old Australian, fell into the Zambezi River in Africa from a 365-foot free-fall. That alone would be terrifying, but then there was the realization that she was in crocodile-infested waters with her feet bound together. To make matters worse, which you’d think to be impossible, her snapped bungee cord got caught on something in the water!
"I actually had to swim down and yank the bungee cord out of whatever it was caught into," she said.
Fortunately, Langworthy was able to swim to the Zimbabwe side of the river where she met a rescue team. She spent the first week of 2012 in the hospital with a broken collar bone and a lot of bruising, but she survived. You could either consider this year really lucky for the young woman, or incredibly unlucky!
Sources: Huffington Post
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