This video is going very viral right now and I have to say, it’s straight out of a POV horror film. The way she drops 50 feet, scraping herself across the rockface, the struggle to get out of the water, and the horrifying animalistic sounds she is making is just so wild.
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Via NY Post:
An adventurer miraculously survived a 50-foot plunge down a Hawaiian waterfall — with the whole ordeal caught on camera.
Heather Friesen, 26, had a GoPro strapped to her head as she fell down the sheer rocks at the Ka’au Crater Trail, cheating death — but suffering a collapsed lung, 10 broken ribs and a fractured scapula.
The dramatic footage shows her initially looking at the drop with awe, saying, “Whoa.”
But her feet then slip from underneath her as she steps on a wet patch, and she slides straight over the rock’s edge.
Screaming as she falls, Friesen eventually plunges into the water, moaning as she appears to be submerged for at least 20 seconds. Once out, she continues groaning in clear agony as a male friend helps her in the recently released footage of the 2016 drama.
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A year ago today marks both the worst day of my life and the best day of my life. With the 10 broken ribs, collapsed lung, fractured scapula, and some scrapes, how could this possibly be the best day of my life? Because I was shown God's love in incredible ways that forever transformed me. He saved me from death and has renewed my mind to see a world where God is my number one, and absolutely nothing comes before Him. When everything that I put my identity in was taken away from me in an instant, all I had left was God. I turned to Him in amazing ways and would be writing a never-ending post if I shared all the countless ways He has changed my life in the past year. So, I thank God for this accident. Each and every day. Because without it, I wouldn't know His love in such an encompassing and undeniable way. I also can't thank enough every single person who was there for me through this. I've got some fantastic people in my life! I will leave you with parts of Psalm 73 that I accidentally stumbled upon one day and that continue to touch the depths of my heart: "But as for me, my feet had almost slipped; I had nearly lost my foothold. For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked." "Yet I am always with you; You hold me by my right hand." "My flesh and my heart my fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." "But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge; I will tell of all your deeds." #Thankful #Grateful #Blessed #DontGoChasingWaterfalls #CrazyYear 🙌🏼🙏🏼
All things considered, a collapsed lung, 10 broken ribs and a fractured scapula isn’t too bad considering she fell 50 feet. I just can’t imagine how terrifying that drop must have been, not to mention her fight to get out of the water while she’s pretty much drowning with 10 broken bones and a collapsed lung.
Great to see Heather making a full recovery though. I reckon we’ll all think twice before peering over any cliff edges next time.
To watch a man have a full-on seizure mid-skydive and only survive thanks to his quick-thinking instructor, click HERE.