Nice try, but no Darwin Award for you!

Posted by: Phineas on January 9, 2012 at 11:26 am

**Posted by Phineas

It was a worthy effort, however: bungee-jumping from 121 yards over a raging river filled with crocodiles…

When the cord breaks.

An Australian tourist who survived a terrifying fall after her bungy cord snapped at Victoria Falls has been re-admitted to hospital.AN Australian tourist survived a 111m fall into a crocodile-infested river after her bungee cord snapped.

Erin Langworthy, 22, plunged up to 25m when her rope broke during a bungy jump at the 108m falls, on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia, on December 31.

The Perth backpacker, who had said it was a miracle she survived, is back in hospital after a setback.

”Unfortunately, I actually went back into hospital last night – my lungs have been acting up a fair bit,” Ms Langworthy told Nine News.

”They actually told me today both my lungs are partially collapsed.”

The footage of the jump has gone viral on the internet, with cries of horror from viewers as Ms Langworthy dives into the Zambezi River.

She spent a week in hospital with extensive bruising.

Describing her survival as a “miracle”, she told Channel 9 she blacked out as she hit the water.

I wonder if her last sight was of a croc looking up and licking his chops.

But, hey, she survived, so no Darwin Award for you, Erin!

Nice try, though.

RELATED: Video of Ms. Langworthy’s plunge.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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  1. Chris in NC says:

    The article I read said she swam the river with a broken collar bone and her legs still tied to the bungee. I think Chuck Norris has found his soulmate!

  2. Drew the Infidel says:

    As a Vietnam veteran who survived, I gave up flying and hard liquor upon my return along with crazy activities like bungee jumping, sky diving, rappeling, etc. The law of averages has a way of catching up with you; don’t speed it up.

  3. Jiji says:

    Drew — you are a wise man!