Police in France have confirmed that a woman has tragically been killed and her boyfriend is serious condition in hospital following a tandem bungee jump attempt that went wrong.
It is believed that the tragic accident occurred over the weekend in the town of Audincthun, which is the in north of France. It is understood that the 28-year-old woman died instantly at the scene after she and her boyfriend lept off a 200ft high crane, the man who has not been named is currently in critical condition in a hospital in Lille. Investigators say the couple fell from a height of 49ft after the harness developed a problem and gave way. A police spokesman told the French media: “During the jump there was a malfunction with the fastening system and both fell heavily to the ground,”
It is understood that the managers of the jump have since been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter. Police have refused to release the identity of the couple involved in the tragic accident until a full investigation takes place.