A Colombian bungee-jumper plummeted to her loss of life this week after a communications mishap prompted her to leap off a bridge with out a mounted twine.
“She acquired confused,” Gustavo Guzmán, the mayor of Fredonia, informed El Tiempo of the freak accident, which occurred Sunday in Amagá in northern Colombia.
First-time jumper Yecenia Morales, 25, and her unnamed boyfriend had traveled to the Amagá viaduct — a well-liked bungee spot — on an tour organized by native firm Sky Bungee Leaping, in line with Newsflash. The 2 lovebirds had been reportedly the ninetieth jumpers of the day after they approached the platform.
Issues went flawed after the operators signaled Morales’ beau — who was forward of her in line — to make the leap. However, apparently pondering the cue was meant for her, the younger lawyer leaped off the bridge with out an connected security twine and plummeted about 164 toes all the way down to the valley under, Newsflash reported.
At that time, Morales’ distraught boyfriend rushed all the way down to his fallen soulmate, whereupon he futilely tried to carry out CPR. Firefighters later pronounced her useless on the scene.
Alongside together with her accidents inflicted through the free fall, the younger daredevil might have suffered from a coronary heart assault earlier than she hit the bottom, in line with subsequent medical studies. In the meantime, Morales’ boyfriend is receiving therapy for wounds he sustained whereas scrambling down to search out her and is reportedly in shock over the ordeal.
Guzmán has since chalked up the tragedy to an enormous misunderstanding.
“The sign was for the boyfriend to leap as a result of he was already connected to the safety gear,” he defined. “That they had solely put the harness on her so she acquired confused and rushed.”
Nonetheless, authorities have launched an investigation over claims that a number of firms on the web site had been unlicensed, in line with the Each day Mail.
Morales’ relations have since expressed their grief over the deceased girl.
“My sister is a woman with all one of the best values, blissful, spontaneous, with virtues that made her love her buddies, and helped the folks in want,” stated her bereaved brother Andres. He added that she beloved studying and dancing and had an entrepreneurial spirit.