A woman has jumped to her death in a horrific bungee jumping accident in Colombia.
Yecenia Morales, who was just twenty-five years old, fell more than 150ft to her death on Sunday after leaping off a bridge mistakenly believing she had a bungee cord attached. However, it was her boyfriend's signal to jump that she had falsely thought was hers.
The freak accident occurred in Amagá in northern Columbia where the young lawyer had traveled with her boyfriend to attempt what would have been her first jump.
The company, Sky Bungee Jumping, had already overseen eighty-nine other jumps that day. As the couple's turn arrived, staff hooked her boyfriend's ankles up to the harness and elasticated ether cord.
But the horrifying moment happened when they gave him the signal to jump, Morales mistook it as her cue, subsequently leaping off the bridge without any bungee cord.
Horrifying footage of the accident shows the woman free-falling into the gorge below. Her boyfriend, obviously distraught, scrambled to the bottom and was the first to find her, desperately attempting CPR.
Firefighters were rushed to the area, however, there was nothing anyone could do to and she was pronounced dead at the scene. Morales' boyfriend was treated for shock as well as injuries he sustained when he scrambled rapidly down the gorge to reach her.
"They had only put the harness on her so she got confused and rushed."
According to reports, doctors said Morales suffered a heart attack before she hit the ground. Authorities are now investigating the incident amid claims that some of the companies that were offering services and supplying equipment at the site were not authorized to do so.
According to El Tiempo, the jump cost 59,000 Colombian Pesos ($15) and included insurance policy, photographs, and a full HD slow-motion video.
The woman was buried after a ceremony at the Simón Bolívar neighborhood in Medellín, where she lived with her family.
Her brother Andres said Yecenia was a happy woman who loved reading and dancing and had an entrepreneurial spirit. He said: "My sister is a girl with all the best values, happy, spontaneous, with virtues that made her love her friends, and helped the people in need."
Rest in Peace, Yecenia.