GoPro images were created the moment a professional American beach volleyball player dived 50 feet after slipping off a waterfall in Hawaii and breaking several bones.
A week before her senior beach volleyball season at the University of Hawaii, Heather Friesen from Indiana hiked with friends on the Ka & au 39 Crater Trail in Honolulu in 2016.
& # 39; The hike has waterfalls and we were on the first waterfall. I was trying to look over the edge at the top and I got too close and I ended up slipping, & she said In the world of female sports.
Heather Friesen (photo), 26, is lying in a hospital bed after slipping off the edge of a waterfall and falling 50 feet into the water
Hether Friesen (photo), an American beach volleyball player, walked with a group of friends on Ka & au 39 Crater Trail in Honolulu, Hawaii, when the accident happened
GoPro images show how Friesen touches stones and hard edges as she collapses into the waterfall
Friesen fell 50 feet and on the way bumped into rocks and hard edges.
She said: & # 39; It's not a place to jump off because the water was halfway thigh, about three feet deep. So you shouldn't jump in, because you die if you land the wrong way. & # 39;
Friesen thought for a moment that she could grab hold of a nearby ridge to prevent her from falling.
& # 39; I can still imagine it in my head. There was a small comb to the left and I tried to grab hold of it. In my mind I had something like & # 39; it'll be alright & # 39 ;.
Unfortunately the back was too slippery and kept falling.
& # 39; The things that I thought of when I fell, it is the whole cliché that time slows down, & # 39; said Friesen.
As she fell, she thought of her family and husband who were worried about her.
Freisen and her friends walked in 2016 when she fell on the Ka & au Crater Trail in Honolulu, Hawaii
Friesen tried to lock himself on a ridge while falling, but it was too slippery and she trickled on
& # 39; I started thinking about how angry everyone would be with me. My family was so far away and they would be so worried about me, & she said.
& # 39; My friend at the time, who is now my husband playing baseball for UH, was on a road trip in California at the time, so I was thinking how he would worry. & # 39;
She also thought about protecting her body.
"I was sure that I was about to get hurt, so that was going to ruin things for volleyball.
Friesen (photo) is connected, but laughs at a photo after recovering from her fall in 2016
Friesen said to himself: & # 39; Okay Heather, you have to land on your left so that you don't touch your shoulder. & # 39;
The volleyball player landed on her side in 3 feet of deep water and under water. The moans of Friesen can be heard in the images.
"I finally hit a rock that was at the bottom of the waterfall."
Friends helped Friesen to get up, but she could not walk and had to be taken to a medical facility by plane.
"The worst thing was that it was hard to breathe because my lung had collapsed and I didn't know why I couldn't breathe, so that was the part I was most afraid of."
The torturing moan of Friesen can be heard on GoPro images while it is immersed 3 meters deep in water
Fiersen (right) and her husband Isaac (left) attended a baseball game at Wrigley Field last week
Friesen said: & # 39; I kept repeating to myself: & # 39; God understood me that it will be alright & # 39; and that & # 39; I'm going to play volleyball again & # 39;. & # 39;
While they waited for the emergency crews, a group of Friesen & # 39; s friends from the church happened to be walking in the same area that day and met her after the accident.
They immediately started praying for her.
Despite the heavy fall and traumatic ordeal, she knew it would be all right.
& # 39; I discovered that there had been others before me who fell and died from the same place, and I know that God saved my life that day. & # 39;
Fiersen (photo) preparing for a walk on her birthday in 2016 on Lanikai Pillbox hiking trail in Kailua, Hawaii
Friesen (photo) played beach volleyball more than a year ago after he had recovered from her from 10 broken ribs and a collapsed lung among other injuries
The helicopter arrived 40 minutes later and took her to a local hospital.
& # 39; When I was flown in by helicopter, this was the most peaceful moment of my life, & # 39; she said.
Friesen suffered 10 broken ribs, a collapsed lung, a broken shoulder blade and several deep wounds.
Friesen survived her injuries and continues to play volleyball with her Christianity in mind.
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