This is the moment a tourist jumps from a bungee platform over an Argentine dam and the cord suddenly detaches, sending the jumper plummeting to the water below.
The incident was filmed at the Cabra Corral Dam in the northern Argentine province of Salta.
According to reports, the unfortunate jumper, a 36-year-old tourist from Buenos Aires who paid for the bungee jump, fell from a height of around 40 metres.
In the footage, the man, identified only as M.M., is seen preparing to jump from the platform, positioned above the Cabra Corral Dam.
Seconds later, the man jumps head first towards the water as a filming companion whoops in delight.
However, as the cord tightens, it detaches from the platform and the man plummets into the water with a thunderous splash.
Bungee jumper taken to hospital
The tourist initially appears to be uninjured in the water as a rescue vessel that was stationed at the scene immediately approaches him.
According to local media, the man was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for polytrauma, hypothermia and muscle pain.
The Buenos Aires resident was also invited to file a complaint against the excursion company at the Coronel Moldes police station.
Police officers went to the dam after the emergency report and reconstructed the events based on statements from the victim and an employee of Extreme Games Salta, the company offering the bungee service.
Initial tests indicated that the cord was not properly attached due to human error, however, the incident remains under investigation.
- CEN/ Australscope
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