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Posted: April 11, 2017

WATCH: Woman tumbles from bungee ride; ropes prevent deadly fall

A woman takes a leap of faith as she bungee jumps into a freefall. A woman on a bungee-style ride at a Paris ride also ended up in a freefall, but it was because her seat belt failed.
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A woman takes a leap of faith as she bungee jumps into a freefall. A woman on a bungee-style ride at a Paris ride also ended up in a freefall, but it was because her seat belt failed.

By Shelby Lin Erdman, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

A woman riding a bungee-style ride at a fair in central Paris narrowly avoided serious injury, and possibly death, when the seat belt on the ride failed. 

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Luckily her legs got caught up in the ropes, which prevented her from falling to the ground, but the video of the episode shows her head was just inches from an elevated platform as she swung back and forth upside down.

The crowd was stunned as the accident unfolded. A bystander quickly tried to grab the dangling woman as she swung by, eventually grabbing hold of her hand to slow her momentum down.

The ride was part of an annual street fair at a park in central Paris.  

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