Israeli Killed in Fall From Swing-rope Attraction in Peru

One of the cables of a bungee jump-like swing rope was loose, causing the victim to plunge to a free fall.

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Tourists rest near the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in Cuzco, Peru.Credit: Reuters
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Barak Ravid

A young Israeli man has died in Peru after an extreme sport activity in Cuzco went horribly wrong.

According to the Foreign Ministry, one of the cables of a "Tarzan" swing-rope, a bungee jump-like attraction, was loose and failed to stop the Israeli's free fall, causing him to swing into a column. He suffered serious wounds and died as a result of massive blood loss before rescue forces were able to reach him.

His body was transferred to the SOS clinic in Cuzco, where three of his friends identified him. The local Chabad rabbi informed Israeli officials and the victim's family of the accident. His body is now being transferred to Israel.

Last year, an Israeli tour guide was killed in a fall in the Fagaras mountains in central Romania while trying to help a member of the group he was walking with. 

An Israeli doctor died two years ago in Peru after he began to feel unwell while trekking with a group near the city of Huarez. The Israeli consulate in Lima made arrangements for his body to be shipped to Israel.

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