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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Aside from bungee jumping, the tour also offers ejection seat and zipline rides.
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Damron said bungee jumping worked on an emotional level.
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