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Woman's bungee jump goes horrifically wrong - leaving her unable to move

Mirror logo Mirror 27/04/2017 Kelly-Ann Mills
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A bungee jumper crashed into a shallow river as the daredevil stunt went horrifically wrong.

The woman jumped from a bridge, but instead of bouncing back away from the ground, she slammed into it. Remarkably she survived without any broken bones.

It is believed that the rope she used for the jump was too long.

Distressing footage of the jump captured the sound of a crash as the woman smacked into the bed of the shallow river below the bridge.

She was left unable to move and could only open her eyes after the accident as witnesses called for help and two went into the water to help her.

The woman had posed for photographs standing on the bridge, and is seen in video footage looking excited as organisers started a countdown before she takes the plunge.

The terrifying moment was recorded on the La Negra 2 bridge on the road between Santa Cruz and Cocabamba, in central Bolivia.

Shyrleny Ribera, was in the area with her family and witnessed what happened and heard the woman loudly thud onto the shallow river bed.

She said: "We were in the area and approached there to look at it, as it is not very common to see this kind of sport in the area.

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"We saw the lady jumping and for unknown reasons she ended up crashing against the river ground, as it was not deep enough."

People raced to help and the woman recording can be heard shouting down to them: "Is she ok? I do not think she is fine."

Miss Ribera said to local media that she and her family went to the nearest town to call an ambulance, as the young woman was not able to move on her own and she only could open and close her eyes.

"It was so sad to see a young woman agonising in this way," she said.

"They should have taken more care to do this kind of risky activities."

Andean Trek, the company that organised this bungee jumping experience, transferred the young woman to a private clinic and said she was discharged a few days later.

Oscar Sandoval, the director of the company, said: "The lady jumped from a 15-metre (50-foot) bridge.

"The company is paying the medical bills.

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"She does not have fractures, according to the first analysis, but we are waiting the secondary analysis that are deeper".

He added: "It was a human mistake, somebody did something wrong. We are checking the videos in order to know who or what released the brake of the rope."

"It is the first time something like this has happened to us, we have a lot of years of experience."

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