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Tourists left clinging onto broken zip line bridge after swaying structure, causing it to collapse

Tourists are left desperately clinging onto a broken zip line bridge after violently swaying the structure while walking on it and causing it to collapse

  • Six people were left dangling 8.2 feet over a river at an attraction in south China
  • Dramatic clip shows them swaying and bouncing on the zip line when it snapped
  • The tourists were eventually rescued by staff members and were unhurt

Six people had to be rescued after the zip line bridge they were on collapsed at a tourist attraction in south China. 

Dramatic footage shows the visitors swaying and bouncing on the zip line when it suddenly snapped and broke, leaving them dangling in mid-air above a canal in Yangjiang, Guangdong province. 

They were eventually rescued by staff members and were unhurt, according to Chinese reports. 

Dramatic footage shows the visitors swaying and bouncing on the zip line when it suddenly snapped and broke, leaving them dangling in mid-air above a canal in Guangdong, China

The group of six had to be rescued after the zip line bridge collapsed

They were eventually rescued by staff members and were unhurt, according to Chinese reports

The group of six had to be rescued after the zip line bridge collapsed. They were unhurt

The incident happened at about 3:20pm on February 8 at the Beiguiyuan Villa in Yangdong district, according to Yangjiang Daily. 

The zip line bridge is suspended about 2.5 metres (8.2 feet) over a river. The river is about 10 metres (32.8 feet) wide and one metre deep, according to the report. 

Visitors are required to wear a helmet and a safety harness before they can walk arcoss the bridge, an employee was quoted as saying.

The zip line bridge is suspended about 2.5 metres (8.2 feet) over a river. The river is about 10 metres (32.8 feet) wide and one metre deep, according to Yangjiang Daily

The zip line bridge is suspended about 2.5 metres (8.2 feet) over a river. The river is about 10 metres (32.8 feet) wide and one metre deep, according to Yangjiang Daily

Visitors are required to wear a helmet and a safety harness before they can go on the bridge

Visitors are required to wear a helmet and a safety harness before they can go on the bridge

The attraction has been closed indefinitely following the dramatic incident

The attraction has been closed indefinitely following the dramatic incident

The steel cable of one of the handrails snapped due to the violent shaking – which tourists are banned from doing, the worker surnamed Lin told reporters. 

‘At the same time, despite regular maintenance checks, the strength of the steel cable might have been reduced due to rusting as there was a lot of heavy rain in the past year,’ Lin said.  

The attraction has been closed indefinitely following the incident, the report added.   

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