On Fire

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A woman has plunged nearly 70ft to her death after falling from a water park zip line.

Yasmili Araujo had gone on a day out with her boyfriend and friends to the Piracema Park Club water park in Rio Branco, northern Brazil, on July 2.

The 23-year-old, who had only recently graduated as a nurse, climbed to the top of the zip line launch platform without any protection.

As she climbed onto the platform, she suddenly disappeared through a hole – before she was offered a safety harness.

Yasmili plummeted nearly 70 feet to her tragic death, according to firemen who treated her at the scene for multiple fractures, as medics rushed to treat her.

Paramedics rushed her to hospital, but she sadly died of a heart attack on the way.

The water park have closed the attraction after the accident – and said they will not reopen it until the investigation into how the tragic accident occurred has been completed.

In a statement, the water park wrote: “Piracema Park Club provided all support and attention to the young woman’s family and, after the accident, closed the activities of the attraction, which will only return to operation after investigation by the relevant authorities regarding the causes of the accident.”

Lieutenant Eurico Fernando of the Fire Department said the launch platform had not been signed off by an engineer.

However, the park did not respond to this allegation.

Lieutenant Fernando added that the platform had only been hastily installed that morning as the Fire department try to work out what happened.

He said: “It was assembled at the last minute, it was ready on the morning of the 2nd.

“They did it very quickly, possibly this rush in the assembly of this structure is a preponderant factor in trying to explain what happened.”

Images show the hole at the top of the platform through which Yasmili is believed to have fallen.

The case has been reported to the police and is currently under investigation.