Temporary Suspension Of Vic Falls Bungee Jumping After Accident

“We have suspended bungee jumping for the next two days. This is to allow an audit into the incident that occured,” Clement Mukwasi public relations manager at Shearwater said.

The safety auditors were expected on Wednesday.

“We expect this process to be completed over the next two to three days. All other activities including bridge swings,slides tours and the restaurant facility will continue.”

Twenty two-year old Australian woman, Erin Langworth, miraculously survived after plunging 111 meters down into the Zambezi River after a cord snapped while bungee jumping at Victoria Falls bridge which borders Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Langworth had to swim to the shores of the Zambezi River after which she was rescued to safety before being flown to South Africa for medical attention.

Authorities have rushed to defend bungee jumping that it is a safe sport after the accident. Zambian Tourism Minister Gavin Lubinda visited the site of the accident and bungee jumped to allay fears that the sport was no longer safe.

The officials have said over 150 000 jumps have been done at Victoria Falls over the last 17 years adding that the probability of an accident is one in 500 000 jumps