The terrifying moment a man's bungee jump cord snapped while he was mid-air was caught on camera as he was sent plunging into the lake below.
A man was hospitalised in an incident last month where he was bungee jumping while on holiday in Thailand and the cord snapped.
Fortunately he was at the lowest point of the jump and landed in water.
According to HK01, a Hong Kong tourist named Mike was at the Changthai Thappraya Safari and Adventure Park in Thailand when he decided to try bungee jumping.
Leaping from the 10-storey high platform all seemed well at first as the cord appeared to be taking his weight and slowing down his fall - and then it snapped.
Mike was plunged headfirst into a lake the bungee jumping platform was done over and says he blacked out for a short time before coming to and being able to swim out with the help of park employees.
He was then taken to hospital, where he was hospitalised for three days and posting pictures of his injuries, including his limbs being covered in bruises.
He told HK01: "The pain was so intense that I felt dizzy. As my arms were stretched out, my armpit area was the worst hit.
"My friends and I suffered losses due to the accident, including changes to our travel plans, my injuries and income loss... If the accident had been more severe, I could have lost my life."
Mike said his medical bills came to around HK$50,000 (about £5,000) and were covered by his travel insurance.
The tourist also claims that the Changthai Thappraya Safari and Adventure Park offered him compensation, paying him HK$1,800 (£186) towards his medical bills and offering him a HK$500 (£51) refund for the bungee jumping experience.
Mike says he has contacted the park to complain and written to the Tourism Authority of Thailand but received a response from neither.
While safe the vast majority of the time, bungee jumping is an activity which by its very nature of involving people jumping off things from a great height has some horror stories.
While Mike suffered the consequences of a snapped bungee rope there have been others who have suffered severe injuries from jumping with a rope that is too long that has resulted in them hitting the ground.
A man in Poland broke his spine when the harness attaching him to the bungee rope broke, while a woman took a terrifying 360-foot plunge when her rope snapped.
Some people have died doing the activity, including one woman who jumped before her cord had been attached after she heard instructors telling her boyfriend to jump and thought they were speaking to her.
LADbible has contacted the Changthai Thappraya Safari and Adventure Park and the Tourism Authority of Thailand for comment.
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