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Twist after man films his own death in zipline tragedy

WARNING - DISTRESSING CONTENT: A zipline operator where a tourist filmed his own death as the wire broke during the ride is to face manslaughter charges.

Victim Sergio Murilo Lima de Santana's horrific last moments were recorded as he filmed a selfie video on the ride.

The haunting footage - filmed at Canoa Quebrada in Aracati, Ceara state, north-eastern Brazil on 10th October - shows the 39-year-old plunging to his death as the wire fails.

A second recording made by his partner shows how a pole supporting the zip line collapsed with Sergio landing with a thud in a sand dune.

The man's tragic death was caught on two different cameras. Source: Australscope/ Newsflash
The man's tragic death was caught on two different cameras. Source: Australscope/ Newsflash

Sergio, from Belem, Para state, northern Brazil, was taken to a nearby emergency care unit but was pronounced dead on arrival.

Now prosecutors have ruled that the 35-year-old owner of the company, who has not been named, will be prosecuted for manslaughter over the tragedy, the third serious zipline accident this year.

After the tragedy, authorities in Aracati banned all zip lines in the municipality the next day.

A statement from authorities said all such mechanisms would be rigorously inspected prior to their reopening.

Sergio and his partner had been on holiday in Ceara for six days before the accident.

A video posted to social media showed he had been enjoying himself in the state capital, Fortaleza, days earlier.

"Another friend has left us. A disaster. May God welcome you with open arms," one friend wrote online.

- Australscope/ Newsflash

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