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Video Shows Bungee Jump Cord Snapping, Man Plunges Into Thailand Lake – Business Insider

A tourist from Hong Kong plunged into a lake after his bungee jump cord snapped during a leap from a 100-foot-high platform in Thailand, a harrowing new video shows.

The tourist, only identified as Mike, jumped from a 10-story-high podium at an amusement park in Pattaya, eastern Thailand, after being dared to by his friends, according to CNN.

However, his cord broke just before he reached the bottom, with the video showing him crashing into the waters below with his back arched and his arms out stretched.

Mike, who declined to give his full name to avoid social media attention, said he was in intense pain after the incident.

According to Reuters, which cited local Hong Kong media, he said: “At first, it hurt so much that I became dizzy. My arms were stretched out, so my armpit area was badly hit. 

“I didn’t know how many injuries I had as I swam up to the surface, all I knew was that my body hurt.”

Mike told CNN that it felt like “someone just beat me up real bad.”

Staff at the Changthai Thappraya Safari and Adventure Park jumped into the water and lifted him out, before arranging for him to be transported to a nearby hospital, Reuters reported.

Mike suffered multiple injuries, none of them serious, which included bruising near his left armpit, left thigh, and calf, and a swollen eye, per Reuters. Doctors prescribed painkillers before releasing him, the news agency said.

Mike said he spent 50,000 Hong Kong Dollars ($6,370 USD) on hospital bills and physical therapy, which was covered by his travel insurance. 

He has since asked the park for compensation, but was allegedly only offered a refund for the jump and 10,000 baht ($293), according to Reuters.

Nithit Intim, the founder of the park, told CNN that it will cover medical expenses but no “other kind of expenses.”

Intim said that the park has already covered the cost of an x-ray and ultrasound scans, adding that Mike signed a liability waiver before making the jump, per CNN.

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