Bungee Jumping

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An ‘extreme’ sport in which a long elastic band is attached to the participant, who dives off a height. While accidents are rare, they are significant when they do occur, including quadriplegia or death—often due to improper fastening or miscalculation of the distance to the ground
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Editor of Blue Peter, Ewan Vinnicombe, said the Transporter Bridge was chosen as it is one of the most iconic places to do a bungee jump from in the UK.
The jump will allow people to stay in air longer than a bungee jump, which typically lasts only four seconds.
His bungee jump bonanza was the equivalent of leaping 16 times the height of the Dubai landmark, the tallest building in the world.
Anyone who would like to do a bungee jump should ring him on 01926 456017 or Di Hartley on 01926 482652.
The event was organised by Andie Harris, the North of England Civic Trust's learning and skills manager, who was first to bungee jump.
An expert has warned that bungee jump safety may be fatally flawed.
COURAGE: Daniel bungee jumps, right, and with cousin Harrison, above Picture right by PETER REIMANN; PRESTIGE: Daniel Wilkinson with Cllr John Fletcher, Mayor of Stockton
Health and Safety Executive spokeswoman Kim Huggins says it lays down stringent guidelines for public events, but there are no specific rules for bungee jumps.
And when he found a website which offers bungee jumps from the bridge he decided to do it for Yasmin.
Several fatalities in bungee jumps have been reported around the world but no others in the UK apart from a man with a known heart condition who had a fatal attack.
SENIOR politicians last night called for a change in the law governing bungee jumps following a death at an event over the bank holiday weekend.