Video gone viral of an horrific footage which captures the moment a bungee jumper plunged to the ground after his rope snapped mid-jump. The unidentified man, 39, was left with severe spinal injuries in the terrifying incident at a Polish theme park. Video shows a crowd of onlookers watching as the jumper is hoisted 100 metres into the air on a crane. The jump begins as expected, but as his body flies towards the ground his rope snaps and fails to pull him back up. Witnesses are heard screaming as he hurtles into an inflatable cushion with a loud smack. The cushion thankfully broke the man’s fall but he was rushed to hospital following the incident at the Rady Europy theme park in Gdynia, Poland, on Sunday at around 6pm. Official Krzysztof Kuśmierczyk said the man did not have ‘visible injuries’ but suffered multiple organ failures and a broken cervical spine.
He is now recovering in hospital and must wear an orthopedic collar, local media reports.
Bungeeclub, which has been running the attraction at the park for 19 years, said there have been no previous similar incidents.
According to Metro UK, they said in a statement: “As the only company organising Bungee jumping in Poland, we use a professional parachute – the so-called ‘skokochron pillows’.
“‘Skokochron is one of such safeguards and in this situation was the only effective security. We’re working with the police.”
Watch the video below.