What seemed like a fun idea to take a leap off a cliff into a lake with a rope swing left a woman in Kansas with broken bones. The woman, named Shelby, didn’t following the proper technique, and ended up breaking her left ankle and her left foot in four places, according to her friend.
The woman said she and her father both made the jump before Shelby, and landed safely in the water. But the woman said that once Shelby got to the top, she had a change of heart and didn’t want to take the plunge anymore. Shelby gave in to the peer pressure, and took a leap of faith, that unfortunately did not end well for her.
The clips shows how the incident went down, albeit from far away. She takes a step forward off the clip with the rope gripped in her hands, but she doesn’t tuck her legs in the air, or wrap them around the rope. Instead, she leaves them fully extended, which proves to be a mistake when the bough the rope is attached to bends as she moves toward the water.
Rather than landing softly with a splash in a pool of cool refreshment, her feet and legs smash into the side of the cliff, just a few feet lower than the point from which she started. She eventually makes it into the water, but not without bruising quite a bit more than her ego.
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