Woman Falls To Death After Mishearing Signal During Bungee Jump
A woman mistakenly jumped from a bridge with no bungee cord attached after apparently thinking a call to her boyfriend to jump was for her.
Yecenia Morales, 25, leapt to her death despite not having the cord fastened to her ankles and not yet being at the front of the queue.
She fell after an instructor told her boyfriend to jump from the structure in Amaga, northern Colombia, on Sunday.
It is believed she misinterpreted this command and fell 150ft from the viaduct.
Her boyfriend was first on the scene and tried to do CPR, but it was too late. It is thought she suffered a massive heart attack before hitting the ground.
The unnamed man is said to be receiving medical treatment for injuries he received while trying to reach her, and is said to be in a state of shock.
Gustavo Guzmán, the mayor of the municipality of Fredonia, told publication El Tiempo: ‘She got confused. The signal was for the boyfriend to jump because he was already attached to the security equipment.
‘They had only put the harness on her so she got confused and rushed.’
Yecenia was already dead by the time the emergency services arrived to treat her.
Yecenia’s brother Andres said she was a happy woman who loved reading and dancing, and had an entrepreneurial spirit.
‘My sister is a girl with all the best values, happy, spontaneous, with virtues that made her love her friends, and helped the people in need,’ he said.
Local authorities have since launched an investigation after claims two companies at the site were unauthorised to offer services and supply equipment. The firms have not yet been named.