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Old 12 October 2015, 01:20 PM
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New Zealand French tourists plunge into water after a suspension bridge collapses

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A group of French tourists vacationing in New Zealand got more than they bargained for when a suspension bridge they were walking on unexpectedly broke. The tourists were out on a hike on the Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk when the bridge, hoisted up 25 feet above a river, suddenly sent them spiraling down into the water below.

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No one was injured, thankfully, but what a harrowing experience that must have been!
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Old 12 October 2015, 02:38 PM
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...and this sort of thing is why I have a bridge phobia (although the bridge I fell from was much, much lower, I was not injured and I don't actually have a conscious memory of the fall).

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Old 13 October 2015, 05:12 PM
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It's a nice walk, but I wouldn't do it in winter. That water can't have been too warm. Broken bones are one thing, hypothermia is another.
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Old 13 October 2015, 09:28 PM
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The tourists were out on a hike on the Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk when the bridge, hoisted up 25 feet above a river, suddenly sent them spiraling down into the water below.
It doesn't look to me like they spiraled at all!
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