Man Breaks Spine After Bungee Harness Snaps In Poland
A man has broken his spine after his harness reportedly snapped during a 330ft bungee jump in Poland.
The 39-year-old man leapt from the platform in Gdynia, Poland, when the harness attaching him to the chord broke.
Several witnesses caught the shocking incident, which happened last Sunday (21 July), on camera. The distressing footage has now been released showing the moment the man's harness reportedly comes loose.
He is seen walking onto a crane, where he is the raised high up into the air above a crowd of spectators watching on below.
After jumping from the platform, the rope snaps off the straps attaching his ankles to the chord and he falls to the ground, landing on a large grey airbag. Several people can then be seen running over to check if he is OK.
According to reports on news website Trojmiasto.pl, he was conscious at the time of the accident and rushed to hospital to be treated.
The unnamed man is said to have suffered a broken spine as well as several injuries to internal organs.
Fortunately, however, though the spine itself was broken during the stunt, the spinal cord was not, so it is understood that he should be able to move one he has recovered.
A spokesperson for the company who organised the jump, Bungeeclub, said the man was in a 'good condition' when they left him.
Writing a post - translated into English - to its Facebook page, they said: "The most important - the health of the participant of the unfortunate jump is no serious danger. He didn't break his spine!! After a medical examination at the emergency room, he was considered good.
"All equipment used by our company has all the required certificates. Jumps are carried out by qualified and experienced instructors according to all procedures.
"As the only bungee jumping company in Poland we use professional skokochronu - so-called. "Pillows". And it was because of this and our foresightedness that there was no tragedy."
A post later that day read: "We would like to inform you that when our instructor left the ER at night, the condition of the jumper was good."
Krzysztof Kuśmierczyk, from the Gdynia police, told local news that officers had attended the scene and interviewed staff and witnesses.
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