Bungee Jumping Accident

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  1. isucyfan

    isucyfan Speechless

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  2. The_Architect

    The_Architect Well-Known Member

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    Wow, I wonder how shallow the water was? He must have hit it just perfectly and slid under the water.
     
  3. keepngoal

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    I would assume the cord would snap when it is pulled.. meaning the jumper was close to the water anyway .. making the fall, not as far it would seem. Either way, pretty scary stuff.

    -keep
     
  4. jdoggivjc

    jdoggivjc Well-Known Member

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    Article says the guy fell 25 feet into water. Granted, I'm not about ready to jump off the balcony of my condo right now, but a 25-foot fall in the grand scheme of things just isn't that big of a deal. Yeah, you could get hurt badly with that kind of a fall, but many years ago my sister took a similar fall (heightwise, not by bungee-jumping) off a cliff at Maquoketa Caves. She ended up with a compression fraction in one of her vertebrae.

    Like I said, I'm not discounting his fall, because I wouldn't want to have to survive a 25-foot fall. Just saying that the only reason why this is even a story is because the guy was bungee-jumping. The fall itself isn't that spectacular.
     
  5. cycopath25

    cycopath25 Well-Known Member

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    He should go buy a lottery ticket!
     
  6. RyCy04

    RyCy04 Well-Known Member

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    Is that like 3/4 or 7/8 but really squished together?
     

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