- The 23-year-old young man bungee jumped over the Cajón del Maipo canyon
- The tragedy came to a head when he reportedly suffered a heart attack moments after jumping
- An investigation has been launched into the man’s death.
A young man has died in the air while bungee jumping in a ravine in Chile.
The 23-year-old took part in the exciting race over the Cajón del Maipo, near Santiago, but experienced health problems during the descent.
Tragedy struck when he reportedly suffered a heart attack moments after jumping from the platform.
The anonymous victim died in the air and firefighters from San José de Maipo cut his body with the elastic rope.
The young adventurer, from the city of Talca, was visiting the attraction with his mother and sister; The media claims they saw the disaster unfold.
The 23-year-old participated in the exciting event above the Cajón del Maipo canyon, near Santiago.
Prosecutor Juan Cheuquiante arrived at the scene to gather information.
It is still unclear whether the man had any underlying health problems before taking part in the jump and an investigation has been launched into his death.
In December last year, a 56-year-old tourist collapsed and died after completing the world’s highest bungee jump in China.
The Japanese man was taken to the Conde S. Januario Hospital in Macau, China, after jumping from the Macau Tower.
Authorities said he experienced difficulty breathing and ended up losing consciousness shortly after the 764-foot jump at 4:30 p.m.
Paramedics discovered he was not breathing or having a heartbeat when they arrived at the scene. He was pronounced dead after being taken to hospital.
Meanwhile, in a bungee jump gone wrong in Thailand, a tourist’s rope broke during a ten-story jump, leaving him unconscious as he plunged into the water.
Witnesses caught on camera the terrifying moment Mike, a Hong Kong man, was pulled to safety after the bungee cord he was tied to broke during a dive in Pattaya in February 2023.
He reportedly suffered injuries to the left side of his body, chest and lungs, and was taken by staff to a nearby hospital.
A Hong Kong-based media outlet said the activity park only compensated Mike for the cost of the bungee experience and the cost of the emergency outpatient service.