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Nurse, 23, falls 70ft to her death through a hole in Brazilian water park zip line platform

Nurse, 23, falls 70ft to her death through a hole in Brazilian water park zip line platform

  • Yasmili Arauji had gone to Piracema Park Club in Rio Branco, Brazil, on July 2 
  • She climbed to the top of the zip line launch platform without a safety harness  
  • Paramedics rushed her to hospital but she died of a heart attack on the way  

A nurse has died after plunging 70 feet through a hole in a water park’s zip line platform. 

Yasmili Arauji, 23, had gone to Piracema Park Club in Rio Branco, Brazil, on July 2 with her boyfriend and friends. 

She was seen climbing to the top of the zip line launch platform without any protection or safety harness. 

Ms Arauji then disappeared through a hole in the platform and plummeted 70 feet to her death. 

Yasmili Arauji, 23, had gone to Piracema Park Club in Rio Branco, Brazil, on July 2 with her boyfriend and friends

Pictures taken of the platform minutes before nurse Yasmili fell to her death shows the hole in the structure

Pictures taken of the platform minutes before nurse Yasmili fell to her death shows the hole in the structure

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

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.

The park did not respond to this allegation.

Lt Fernando added that the platform had only been installed – hastily – that morning.

Ms Araujo was seen climbing to the top of the zip line launch platform without any protection or safety harness

Ms Araujo was seen climbing to the top of the zip line launch platform without any protection or safety harness

Yasmili had only recently graduated as a nurse. She was buried in Morada da Paz Cemetery in Rio Branco

Yasmili had only recently graduated as a nurse. She was buried in Morada da Paz Cemetery in Rio Branco

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 under investigation.

Yasmili had only recently graduated as a nurse. She was buried in Morada da Paz Cemetery in Rio Branco.

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