17-Year-Old Dies in Bungee-Jumping Accident
Dutch girl fell 130 feet to her death
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 11, 2015 11:04 AM CDT
A stock photo of a bungee jumper.   (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

(Newser) – A 17-year-old Dutch girl has died while bungee-jumping in northern Spain, say Spanish authorities, marking the second fatal accident involving the sport in less than a month in the country. Emergency medical services in the northern region of Cantabria said the unnamed girl died late yesterday after falling some 130 feet from a viaduct on a highway near the town of Cabezon de la Sal. The Local reports the teen's body hit the dry riverbed below. "Apparently, she was not fully secured when she jumped," a local official told the AFP.

The teen was reportedly on a camping trip with a group whose jumps yesterday were arranged by an adventure sports company. On July 21, a 23-year-old British woman died after bungee-jumping from a bridge close to the southern city of Granada. The Local notes the jump supervisor and the owner of the company that facilitated the jump have been charged with manslaughter.
 

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