A woman taking photos from a zipline platform has plunged to her death when she was pushed over the edge of a ravine by the thrill ride's machinery.
The woman, not named in Chinese media, had reportedly been taking pictures from a landing platform at a scenic spot near the city of Fenyang, in northern China's Shanxi province.
Terrifying security CCTV of the drama from earlier this month shows how she was apparently taking photo of a friend climbing on cables above the zipwire.
However she did not appear to notice part of the ride's machinery heading straight towards her while standing on the precipice.
The equipment hits the woman head-on, scooping her up and carrying her over the ravine's edge.
Two workers rush to help her but stop just before they topple over the edge themselves.
For a few heart-stopping moments the woman manages to cling on, but she loses her grip and falls in a plunge that would prove fatal, according to local media.
Rescuers found her hanging from a bush just a metre or so above the ground.
Other footage shows them climbing on top of a tourist bus trying to get her down.
Local media reported that she later died at Fenyang Hospital, ultimately succumbing to her multiple injuries.
Officials have not named the victim but said she was a tourist.
The zipline business has since been shut down and a police investigation into the incident is ongoing.
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