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    Zambesi : Bungee

    Terror bungee fall like being slapped: tourist
    Mon Jan 9 2012

    An Australian tourist says she felt like she was "slapped all over" after her bungee jumping cord snapped and she plunged into the Zambesi River, on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe.

    Erin Langworthy, 22, 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.

    "It went black straight away and I felt like I'd been slapped all over," Ms Langworthy told Nine News in an interview.

    Ms Langworthy said luckily she had been white water rafting the previous day and remembered some of the safety tips to get through the rapids.

    "The water was going quite quickly and then I started to hear the roaring," she said.

    "It's like being in waves, you get sucked under and then you pop up so it's very disorienting, I didn’t know which was up or down."

    The young tourist managed to swim to the Zimbabwe side of the river after seeing it was closest.

    "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."

    Ms Langworthy suffered a fractured collar bone as well as massive bruising in the accident.

    Southern Province police commissioner Brenda Muntemba told the Post Zambia that Ms Langworthy 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.

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    Uploaded by DailyMotivation on 8 Jan 2012
    Originally reported by: http://Channel4.com/news/aussie-tourist-survives-bungee-jump-snap

    Erin Laung Worth is a GREAT example of the will to live. Use her story as motivation to keep going, no matter what.

    Here's more to her story...

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

    "It went black straight away and I felt like I'd been slapped all over," she told Australian broadcaster Nine News. She said it was "quite scary" because the rope got caught a few times on some rocks in the river.

    "I actually had to swim down and yank the bungee cord out of whatever it was caught into," she said.

    "When I was first pulled out of the water, they put me on my back and so all the water that I'd inhaled meant that I couldn't breathe so I made them roll me on to my side and that's when I started coughing out water and blood," she added.

    Erin Laung Worth, the 22-year-old Australian backpacker, says it is a "miracle" she is alive after her cord snapped during a bungee jump over the Zambesi River on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia.

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    The one in Jomtiem nearly killed my girlfriend.

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    Holy crap, that is one lucky girl!

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    Then had to swim through the "Crocodile infested Zambezi river" with feet bound, whoa

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabaii sabaii View Post
    Then had to swim through the "Crocodile infested Zambezi river" with feet bound, whoa
    And rapids at that.

    She must be a cat.

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    Ah well, looking on the bright side she is clearly the sort that enjoys extreme activities so she sort of got two for the price of one, plus a tale her friends will find hard to trump.

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    Something to tell her grand kids. I will make the assumption the company running the bungee jump got her to sign a disclaimer

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sabaii sabaii View Post
    Then had to swim through the "Crocodile infested Zambezi river" with feet bound, whoa
    And rapids at that.

    She must be a cat.
    If so it must have been bad enough just getting wet.

    Tough girl, seriously.

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    Anyone who goes on a third world bungee jump is asking for trouble, as smart as playing Russian roulette with a shotgun.

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