Bungee Cord Breaks, Woman Survives 365-Foot Fall

Jan 9, 2012
Outside Magazine

Here's a survival story to wake you up on a Monday morning. On December 31, 22-year-old Australian tourist Erin Langworthy jumped from a bridge over the Zambezi River attached to a bungee cord. The cord broke and Langworthy briefly blacked out before coming to in the river. After swallowing water and regaining her composure, she employed safety tips learned on a rafting trip earlier in the week. At one point, she needed to swim under water to yank the trailing rope, which got tangled in rocks near the rapids. She spent a week in the hospital recovering from cuts and bruises, but that wasn't enough for her to rule out another jump.

You can watch her jump in the clip above, and an interview in the clip below.

--Joe Spring

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