22-YO Goes Bridge Swinging To Celebrate His Divorce; Plunges 70 Ft. After Rope Snaps

by Tooba Shaikh
22-YO Goes Bridge Swinging To Celebrate His Divorce; Plunges 70 Ft. After Rope Snaps

When doing adventure sports, it is one of our worst fears that things will go wrong. Maybe the rope you’re bungee jumping with will snap, or maybe your parachute will not open when you skydive. One such fear became a reality for this 22-Year-Old man from Portugal. He went Bridge Swinging to celebrate his divorce but instead, ended up in a hospital. The man survived the accident and is undergoing intensive therapy.

22-YO Severely Injures Himself While Bridge Swinging

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The man, whose name is Rafael dos Santos Tosta, was extremely happy on the day of his accident. He was excited to experience the thrill of Bridge Swinging. Before jumping to his unfortunate accident, he even joked to his cousin, who had accompanied him on the trip, that maybe the rope wouldn’t be able to take his weight.

The next thing he remembered was waking up in the water with people around him telling him not to move. He even remembers experiencing a horrible pain when he tried to stand. A pain that he called the worst in his life so far. It turned out that he had sustained severe injuries to his face and back and had fractured his spine and neck.

The unfortunate accident happened almost three months ago on the 11th of February. Tosta went to Lagoa Azul in Camp Magro located in Brazil for bridge swinging. He is grateful that he survived and vows to not be as callous with his life any longer.

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What Is Bridge Swinging?

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Similar to bungee jumping, bridge swinging requires the adventurer to jump off an elevated point while being secured to a rope. After jumping off, the idea is to swing back and forth while hanging from the rope, like a pendulum.

This thrilling sport is actively sought after by adventurists and thrill-seekers alike. Though the risk is great people nevertheless love to experience the thrill and adrenaline rush that such sports provide. But hey, what is life without a little risk?

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Have you ever tried any adventure sports? If not, do you plan on it? Which adventure sport would you most like to try? Let us know in the comments below!

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