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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Ruth McIntosh, Clan's fundraising co-ordinator, said: "We are thrilled that the Seatronics team is taking part in the bungee jump.
Actor Will Smith successfully bungee jumped from a helicopter over the Grand Canyon in Arizona on Tuesday to ring in his 50th birthday.
"As soon as we found out about the Transporter I immediately knew we had to do it from here as it is one of the few places where you can bungee jump from a bridge.
Tickets for the bungee jump cost PS80 and are inclusive of admission fee and a donation to The Reader Organisation.
? Suzanne Payne during n her 160 foot bungee jump at the West Midlands Water Ski Centre
His bungee jump bonanza was the equivalent of leaping 16 times the height of the Dubai landmark, the tallest building in the world.
Care home manager, Victoria Lee, said: "We're all very proud of Maddison for taking part in this bungee jump, it's such a brave thing to do.
| One in eight would rather do a bungee jump than switch their current account
Taken to the Kawarau Bridge, which boasts the world's first commercial bungee jump, I was told we were there just to participate in some people watching.
Summary: A video of a paraplegic woman doing a bungee jump in a wheelchair has gone viral.
A WOMAN who had to cancel her wedding because her terminally ill sweetheart is unwell watched as a friend did a fund raising bungee jump.