March 22nd, 2012
07:09 PM ET

Gotta Watch: Extreme bungee jumping

A catastrophic motocross accident confined a Canadian woman to a wheelchair, but did not prevent her from seeking her latest thrill-seeking adventure - bungee jumping. You gotta watch as she leaps into the air and completes her uncharted mission. A CNN anchor couldn't resist the thrill either, and tried his hand at the daredevil feat. And while both made it safely to the ground, see how another thrill-seeking bungee jumper survived a different fate.

Woman bungee jumps in wheelchair

Christi Rougoor takes bungee jumping to a whole new level. Watch as this adventurous woman is hoisted into the air with her wheelchair in Whistler, B.C. She made the 160-foot leap with a company called 9Lives Adventures. That's one brave lady!

CNN anchor bungee jumps

You gotta watch as CNN anchor Errol Barnett seeks the ultimate adventure by bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls Bridge over the Zambezi River.

Tourist survives bungee cord break

There’s something about this video that might make the toughest thrill-seeker think twice about bungee jumping. Watch as 22-year-old Australian Erin Laung Worth survives a bungee cord accident off a 360-foot high bridge on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia.

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  1. from wikipedia

    "The first modern bungee jumps were made on 1 April 1979 from the 250-foot (76 m) Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, by members of the Oxford University Dangerous Sports Club. The jumpers were arrested shortly after, but continued with jumps in the US from the Golden Gate and Royal Gorge bridges, (this last jump sponsored by and televised on the American programme That's Incredible) spreading the concept worldwide. By 1982, they were jumping from mobile cranes and hot air balloons."

    So...."but did not prevent her from seeking her latest thrill-seeking adventure – bungee jumping" ? Okay, CNN. Plus, they've been doing this in Vanuatu for centuries, but I guess "latest" is a relative term.

    March 22, 2012 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • from wikipedia

      Oops. HER latest adventure. Not THE latest adventure. My apologies. Can someone lend me a crowbar to get that foot out of my mouth?

      March 22, 2012 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dana

      You misunderstand. By saying it's "her latest thrill-seeking adventure," they're talking about the woman. They're not saying bungee jumping is the latest thrill-seeking adventure. It's a little nuance of English that should have been easily picked up. I wouldn't be so quick to jump on an article when you don't know how to read simple English that well.

      March 23, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Dana

      I applaud your self correction 🙂

      March 23, 2012 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mary

    Lets hear it for paraplegics! All my limbs work and I would still think twice about jumping
    Nice to see examples of people going well beyond what we think are boundaries 🙂

    March 22, 2012 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. slickoops

    After reviewing the video several times, I must conclude that this just doesn't look right...lol My wife is a Peds PT I have worked on some hammered equipment...I would have insisted on just a harness for her to wear....but in all she has more guts then me.

    March 23, 2012 at 2:10 am | Report abuse |
  4. Mark from Middle River

    I love that incredible high pitch scream..... and her friends, thats love and guts to throw a friend in a wheelchair off a bridge.

    March 23, 2012 at 3:46 am | Report abuse |
  5. jimmy a bilbrey

    leave alone the dead you keep talking about them

    March 23, 2012 at 6:31 am | Report abuse |
  6. Mary

    No need to comment on any of my posts from last night
    I am gone
    As of reading the sign to Donna house
    Your the one who needs help Donna
    Good Bye

    March 23, 2012 at 7:07 am | Report abuse |
  7. live evil

    It was incredibly amazing to see that woman in a wheel chair just thrown!!! it made me laugh so hard. with friends like that who needs enimies lol

    March 23, 2012 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
  8. me only

    OMG !

    March 23, 2012 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  9. ZepLedHead

    I don't bungee jump for fear I'll wind up in one! No Guts No Glory.

    March 23, 2012 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  10. eltrip

    That wasn't a bungee jump so much as a bungee throw. Looked good though.

    March 23, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |