Erin Langworthy falls 111m into Zambezi River when bungee snaps
Erin Langworthy was on holiday from Australia. On December 31 she thought it a good idea to jump off a platform above the crocodile-infested Zambezi Rive and bounce up and down in a strip of elastic.
“It felt like I had been slapped all over.”
In the water, the cord became snagged on rocks:
“I actually had to swim down to yank the bungee cord out of what it was caught in… All the water I inhaled meant I couldn’t breathe and I made them [the ‘rescuers’] roll me on to my side and that’s when I started coughing up water and blood.”
Erin Langworthy was travelling with Safari Par Excellence. Its website tells us:
111 metres of pure adrenalin! Based on The Victoria Falls Bridge, the Bungi jump can certainly be classed as the most scenic in the world. Not for the faint hearted!
The Vic Falls Bungi company now also run a gorge swing and a cable slide at the same site; clients can do all three activities as a Bungi combo for a discounted rate. All three activities are available as a tandem option.
And if you’re still not dead, why not take advantage of the White wAter Rafting and “Lion Encounter”. Experience the real Africa in a value of terror-inducing fun!