Worst Nightmares: Hiker's GoPro Captures His Fall From Suspension Bridge After Cable Snaps

October 16, 2015

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This is hiker Adrien Whistle's GoPro footage of a New Zealand suspension bridge failing, sending him and his fellow hikers 25-feet into the water below (PROTIP: pause the slow-motion version that plays after the regular speed version while they're falling for some pretty cool stills). Thankfully, nobody was seriously injured. Probably because of the water. If that had been dry land below them it might be another story. Regardless, I am never walking, riding my bike, driving, or otherwise crossing another bridge in my entire life. I don't even feel comfortable jetpacking over a bridge anymore.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Douglas, who refuses to go anywhere without wrapping himself in bubble-wrap first.

  • RareAwesomeman

    interesting how gopros stock has been tanking and all of a sudden all these videos start popping up, maybe just coincidence but feels like desperate advertising

  • dougfunnay

    buy your gopro today and you too can fall off a bridge!

  • aquarius7373

    Dat ass at 1:14 though

  • Conrado Parra

    I wasn't alone.

  • WhiteEagle2

    No screams? Impressive.

  • Jenness

    I was on a plane that had insane turbulence where all the bags came down and it was like a tomb, you could only hear the noises from the plane. I think the reality is very unlike the movies.

  • I agree think in that last instant it's a hold your breath and hope for the best because you will have to manage the pain.

  • Jenness

    This is terrifying and so not like "the movies" there is no warning, just instant plunging the water below with very little time to think or know what is going on. I'm glad they all survived, this could have been terrible. :)

  • archer923

    Yeah. Same thing with hanging on. You only have 30 seconds. Not 5 mins. And no with a moving helicopter. Anyone know why the bridge just failed like that?

  • dougfunnay

    and pulling yourself up?
    pffff impossible! never seen anybody able to do that

    .....i dunno man im not exactly fit and can easily hang for a few minutes

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