10 Jan '12, 5am

Australian survives terrifying fall after bungee cord snaps

SYDNEY - An Australian woman has survived a terrifying fall after her bungee cord snapped during a 111m leap off Africa's Victoria Falls Bridge, plunging her into the crocodile-infested Zambezi River below. Ms Erin Langworthy, who suffered only cuts and bruises in the fall on New Year's Eve, said it was a "miracle" that she had survived the plunge into the rapids below the bridge, which borders Zambia and Zimbabwe. "It felt like I had been slapped all over," the 22-year-old from Perth told Australia's Channel Nine television. Video footage showed the moment towards the end of the fall that the cord snapped and hurled her into the river. Ms Langworthy had to dive under the water to unravel the rope bound around her feet as she entered the rapids. "I actually had to swim down and yank the bungee cord out of whatever it was caught on to make it to the surface," she said. Afte...

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