It was supposed to be a day to remember. It turned into a tragedy. Yecenia Morales Gómez wanted to experience the thrill of bungee jumping with her boyfriend, but due to a misunderstanding with the instructor she threw herself into the void before being tied to the elastic. She died at the age of 25 after a 50-meter flight.
The 25-year-old and her boyfriend went to Sky Bungee Jumping Amaga in northern Colombia last July. It was the first experience of bunjee jumping. The girl was dressed in the harness, but before she was tied to the rubber band she threw herself into the void, from a height of 50 meters. She blamed a misunderstanding with the instructor, which was fatal to her.
“She got confused,” Gustavo Guzmán, mayor of the municipality of Fredonia, told El Tiempo, who commented on the incident. “The signal was for the fiancé, because he was already attached to the security equipment. They only put her in the harness, so she got confused and she jumped in, ”the mayor’s words.
The jump left her no way out. Her boyfriend tried to revive her with a cardiopulmonary massage, but she was pronounced dead instantly. Sky Bungee Jumping said that “it is not true that the girl misinterpreted the command”, leaving the investigation open.
Last updated: Friday 4 November 2022, 18:31CopyAMP code.
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