Bungee jumping takes a lot of courage and safety measures as it is extremely dangerous. Before you bungee jump, make it sure that the lines are secured and all are thoroughly checked. You wouldn’t want to end up like this woman.
This woman hired the services of Andean Trek for her jump at the La Negra Bridge in Florida Bolivia.
Andean Trek is an adventure tour company who organizes extreme outdoor activities for years. However, this particular bungee jump put a deep scar on their record.
The Andean Trek guide performs safety checks on the woman’s bungee jumping equipment before the jump.
But something went horribly wrong, the woman plunges 50 foot down crashing the shallow riverbed.
Horrified witnesses scramble to call for an ambulance while the woman shrieks in pain before she was taken to a clinic in the nearby city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra for treatment.
Miraculously, the woman only suffered minor injuries and was discharged after a few days. Andean Trek paid her hospital bills.
Meanwhile, despite the safety checks before the jump, it was discovered that the rope break on the woman’s bungee gear failed to work.
According to Oscar Sandoval, Andean Trek director,” 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.”
Since the incident of the failed jump, the video is now being used as cautionary measures for other extreme adventure tour operators in Bolivia.