Watch her survive a 420-foot bungee mishap into croc-infested waters

The mighty Zambezi is the longest river in Africa to flow to the Indian Ocean. It meanders through 4 countries, 2 hydro plants, and over Victoria Falls. An Australian tourist gets unplanned close-up.

Magnificent Victoria Falls, just upstream from Erin Langworthy's memorable and energetic bungee leap.

The 1600-mile long Zambezi is the longest river in Africa to flow to the Indian Ocean. It meanders through 4 countries, plunges over the mighty Victoria Falls, and powers 2 hydro-electric plants. An Australian woman got more of a close-up of it than she bargained for when her bungee cord broke after she dove off the 420-foot high Victoria Falls Bridge in Zimbabwe. Click on the video below, but please hold onto something first. And think twice before strapping a thick piece of elastic to your ankle.

In this 1996 shot, a guy named Bill had better luck with his Zambezi bungee than Erin did recently. Photo from Spy007au via Wikipedia.
Cecil Rhodes - founder of Zimbabwe predecessor Rhodesia and of De Beers diamond company - probably didn't have bungee jumping in mind when he conceived the Victoria Falls Bridge (above), opened in 1905. Photo by Jackyr via Wikimedia.

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