A nurse plunged nearly 70 feet to her death after falling from a water park zip line whose launch platform was hastily assembled just hours before.
Yasmili Araujo, 23, died in front of her boyfriend and friends at the Piracema Park Club water park in Rio Branco, northern Brazil, on July 2.
She had climbed to the top of the zip line launch platform without any protection and suddenly disappeared through a hole, it was reported.
She was treated at the scene initially by firemen before paramedics rushed her to hospital. However, she sadly died of a heart attack on the way.
The water park have closed the attraction after the accident and said they will not reopen it until the investigation into how the tragic accident occurred has been completed.
In a statement, a spokesperson for 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.
However, the park did not respond to this allegation.
Lieutenant Fernando added that the platform had only been hastily installed that morning as the fire department try to work out what happened.
He said: “It was assembled at the last minute, it was ready on the morning of July 2.
“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 currently under investigation.