Bungee jumping rope snaps, woman plunges into crocodile-infested waters

Bungee jumping rope snaps, woman plunges into crocodile-infested waters
Published: 08 January 2012 (1275 Views)
A 22-year-old Australian tourist is lucky to be alive after her cord snapped during a bungee jump over the Zambezi River on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia, sending her plunging into the rapids below.

Erin Laung Worth was forced to swim through the rapids with her feet still tied together after she fell from the Victoria Falls bridge, 111-metres above the water, on New Year's Eve.

"I landed with my legs tied and then had to swim to the Zimbabwe side [of the river] through the rapids," Ms Worth told Nine News in an exclusive interview.

"It was quite scary because a couple of times the rope actually got caught on some rocks or debris," she said.

"I actually had to swim down and yank the bungee cord out of whatever it was caught on to make it to the surface."

Southern Province police commissioner Brenda Muntemba told the Post Zambia that Ms Worth was treated at Victoria Falls clinic in Zimbabwe before being evacuated to South Africa.

The jump was organised by a company called Safari Par Excellency.




- ninemsn

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