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Safety Rope Breaks Off As Tourist Jumps 500-Foot High Bridge In China

His life was hanging by a thread, and he didn’t even know it.

A male tourist in central China narrowly escaped likely death when he reached the end of a gap bridge just as his safety harness broke off. The incident took place at the Wansheng Ordovician Theme Park, which is a popular tourist destination.

The high-altitude theme park is famous for its gap bridge, which is positioned over 150 meters (500 feet) above the ground. However, authorities have shut down the theme park citing safety concerns after a video of a tourist’s close escape on the bridge went viral on social media.

Wansheng Ordovician Theme Park, which is located in a scenic area 100 km outside Chongqing, had been lauded for its thrilling, high-altitude activities popular with adrenaline-junkies. The key attractions in the park include the world’s longest cantilevered glass walkway, as well as a rope swing perched on the edge of a 300-meter-high cliff.

But a video taken on October 1 suddenly made a lot of people think twice about trying out some risky activities as a thrill-seeker unwittingly took the ultimate leap of faith at the theme park.

Just as he makes the last jump to safety, the rope falls from his back where it should have been attached. At first, the tourist is elated after making it to the end, before he realizes his rope has detached.

He then grabs the swinging safety rope and looks across the bridge in shock at his near-miss.

The video quickly drew alarm on Chinese social media, with many calling to shut the theme park down.

Following an investigation, officials from the Wansheng Economic Development Zone announced last Thursday that the terrifying mishap was caused by an error on a staff member’s part.

As a result, the attraction, known as “Extreme Leap,” was closed until further notice. If they are found to have broken significant safety regulations, the park could be fined.

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Cops Probed Thai Caveman After Boasting Romantic Encounters With Backpackers

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A minor internet personality in Thailand known for living in a cave on Koh Phangan suddenly blew up in popularity after sharing the story on how he managed to invite a Russian woman back to his humble abode. Chatupoom Losiri, who is more popularly known as “The Cave Man 2018” online, posted his recent encounter on Facebook and had since gone viral.

He became a local sensation after he began to document his holistic and off-the-grid lifestyle on Koh Phangan, the island which hosts the full-moon party. Losiri detailed the moment he wooed the young woman to his home in a shocking Facebook post.

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Teen Miraculously Survives 49 Days At Sea In A Fishing Hut

This story reminded me of Tom Hanks’ “Cast Away.”

This shocking tale of an Indonesian teenager is definitely one of the most extraordinary human survival stories in modern history. Aldi Novel Adilang has managed to keep himself alive for 49 days while floating adrift in a flimsy hut for thousands of kilometers across the Pacific Ocean.

After spending nearly one-and-a-half months adrift at sea on a small fishing hut, Aldi has been rescued by the Panamanian vessel MV Arpeggio. The 19-year-old was swept out to sea while working as a lamp keeper on a floating fish trap, locally referred to as a rompong, on which he had worked since the age of 16, according to his father.

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Motorcycle Rider Throws Woman’s Trash Back Into Her Car

She threw her garbage on the road – and she learned her lesson right away!

It’s always satisfying whenever we see terrible people getting a dose of their own medicine. Such can be said about this short video which recently went viral on Chinese social media. In the footage, we see a female motorcycle rider throwing garbage back into a woman’s car.

The motorcyclist has since gained a lot of praises and support for her heroic deed. Clearly, she thought the woman a lesson she probably won’t forget anytime soon.

According to reports, the incident happened in Beijing, China.

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