Bungee Cord Breaks

49-year-old Mark Afforde couldn't resist a second bungee jump from the 200-foot high Canyon Creek Bridge near Yacolt, Washington. At the bottom of the drop, the bungee cord snapped, and he fell the last 25 feet into shallow water.
"I was just along for the ride. I had no idea what was going on," he said.

"I heard and saw the snap. I definitely felt the impact, and I was underwater. Once I checked and made certain I could still move and everything was working I felt I needed to get out of the water.

He was able to walk to shore, and paramedics took him to Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver.

Afforde, who was not seriously injured, says he would bungee jump again. He wife feels differently. Link -via Arbroath

PS: He was on an outing with his co-workers from Boeing. Leave your puns in the comments.

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At the furthest extension of the cord, your velocity is zero. For a moment, you are motionless over the water. If the cord breaks instead of pulling you back, it is no worse than a 25 foot dive.

Now, if it breaks right after you are launched back into the air ... well, I hope that your heirs own the video rights.
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