UPDATE: Dutch teenager dies bungee jumping in Cantabria because of language barrier

Only three weeks after Kleyo de Abreu's death in Granada, another woman dies in a bungee jumping accident

LAST UPDATED: 12 Aug, 2015 @ 10:23
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A DUTCH teenager has died in a bungee jumping accident in Cantabria. 

Cabezon de la Sal, Cantabria
Cabezon de la Sal, Cantabria

The 17-year-old Dutch woman died Monday night while bungee jumping off of a bridge in Cabezon de la Sal, Cantabria.

She was accompanied by a group from the Belgian travel company FlowTrack when she fell 40 metres into a dried-up section of the Cedeja river, due to failing to understand instructions.

The monitor, communicating in English, told her, “No jump. It’s important. No jump.”

She, however, misunderstood, and presumably interpreted the instructions as, “Now jump,” and jumped without being attached to the bridge.

Her death comes barely three weeks after the bungee jumping accident in Granada, where members of an adventure company were charged with manslaughter after 21-year-old Brit Kleyo de Abreu hit a lower bridge after jumping from the Tablate Bridge in Lanjaron.

 



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