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Brazil: Man bungee jumps to death as 'rope was too long'

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Dec 21, 2016, 1:53 pm IST
Updated Dec 21, 2016, 5:51 pm IST
Some reports also stated that Moraes had earlier planned to take his son along with him for the jump, but later changed his mind.
The video starts with Fabio Ezequiel de Moraes preparing for the 40-metre jump. (Photo: YouTube Screengrab)
 The video starts with Fabio Ezequiel de Moraes preparing for the 40-metre jump. (Photo: YouTube Screengrab)

Sao Paulo: A bungee jumper fell to his death after plunging down from a tall bridge in Brazil’s Sao Paulo as his shocked family watched in horror. A video footage of the entire incident showing the distressing moment the 36-year-old leaps to his death has appeared online.

The video starts with Fabio Ezequiel de Moraes preparing for the 40-metre jump. His wife, 6-year-old son and his brother stand beside him to see him perform the activity.

 

After a while, Moraes leans forward and jumps off the bridge. However, things go wrong when he discovers that the rope tied to his body is too long. Before, he could understand what is happening, he comes down with much force and hits the ground.

A report in The Sun stated that the rope was too long. Instead of bouncing back, Moraes hit the ground with force.

He was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital and was proclaimed dead on arrival.

Some reports also stated that Moraes had earlier planned to take his son along with him for the jump. However, he later changed his mind and decided to go for it alone.

A police complaint has been registered and the investigators have seized the equipments used by Moraes during the activity.

In a similar incident earlier this year, a South Korean woman was left with bruises all over her body after her bungee rope broke midway during a 140ft fall. Luckily, she survived the incident, but claimed that the bungee jumping organisers lacked necessary measures to prevent such incidents.

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