Monday, January 9, 2012

uh oh

This summer, I checked off an item on my bucket list: bungee jumping.  I jumped off the bridge at Victoria Falls, plummeting 111 meters over the rushing zambezi river.  We had a running, not-so-funny joke among the group about what if the bungee rope broke... 

Well, last week it did. A poor Australian girl fell into the river at about 20 meters above the rushing water.     With her feet still bound to the cord, she swam to the shore and lived to tell the tale.  "It was quite scary because of a couple of times the rope actually got caught on some rocks or debris," she told an Australian TV network.  She would swim down to dislodge the rope and free herself.  Wow.

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