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Caught on Camera: Woman Survives Plunge Into Croc-Infested River After Bungee Cord Snaps

"It went black straight away."

Image source: Australia's Channel 9 News

A 22-year-old Australian woman said it's a "miracle" she survived after her bungee cord snapped in two, plunging her into a crocodile-infested river while on vacation in Africa.

Erin Langworthy was bungee jumping over the Zambezi River on New Year's Eve when her cord broke 25 meters -- or about 80 feet -- above the water. According to Australia's Channel 9 News, the total bungee drop is about 360 feet. The river divides Zambia and Zimbabwe.

"It went black straight away and I felt like I had been slapped all over," Langworthy told the station. She hit the water and tried to swim with her legs still tied together, but stopped when her bungee cord got snagged on rocks.

"I actually had to swim down to yank the bungee cord out of what it was caught in," she said. "I think it is definitively a miracle that I survived."

She spent a week in the hospital and though she was covered in bruises was not seriously injured, the station reported.

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