Woman Falls 50 Feet Down Waterfall [VIDEO]

She suffered a collapsed lung, multiple broken ribs as well as a fractured scapula.

Evan Jankens
September 11, 2019 - 4:26 pm
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I am scared of my own shadow. I try to do anything and everything I can to avoid trouble -- and most of all injury.

Not everyone is like me and plenty like to seek thrills any way they can. That's what happened to this poor lady. 

Heather Friesen uploaded a video to YouTube so everyone can experience the same terror she felt.

"My name is Heather Friesen, and this is the fall that changed my life forever. A week before my senior beach volleyball season at University of Hawaii, I hiked the Ka'au Crater Trail with some friends. From this fall off a 50 ft waterfall, I sustained 10 broken ribs, a collapsed lung, a fractured scapula, and some deep wounds. I got airlifted out and later had surgery to plate my ribs. I found out there had been others before me who fell from the same spot and died, and I know that God saved my life that day. I am now playing beach volleyball professionally, pain-free and with a strengthened faith in God's eternal grace. It is also now my goal to glorify God with how I play volleyball."

The dramatic footage shows her initially looking at the drop with awe, saying, “Whoa.”

But her feet then slip from underneath her as she steps on a wet patch, and she slides straight over the rock’s edge.

Screaming as she falls, Friesen eventually plunges into the water, moaning as she appears to be submerged for at least 20 seconds. Once out, she continues groaning in clear agony as a male friend helps her in the recently released footage of the 2016 drama.

A year ago today marks both the worst day of my life and the best day of my life. With the 10 broken ribs, collapsed lung, fractured scapula, and some scrapes, how could this possibly be the best day of my life? Because I was shown God's love in incredible ways that forever transformed me. He saved me from death and has renewed my mind to see a world where God is my number one, and absolutely nothing comes before Him. When everything that I put my identity in was taken away from me in an instant, all I had left was God. I turned to Him in amazing ways and would be writing a never-ending post if I shared all the countless ways He has changed my life in the past year. So, I thank God for this accident. Each and every day. Because without it, I wouldn't know His love in such an encompassing and undeniable way. I also can't thank enough every single person who was there for me through this. I've got some fantastic people in my life! I will leave you with parts of Psalm 73 that I accidentally stumbled upon one day and that continue to touch the depths of my heart: "But as for me, my feet had almost slipped; I had nearly lost my foothold. For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked." "Yet I am always with you; You hold me by my right hand." "My flesh and my heart my fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." "But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge; I will tell of all your deeds." #Thankful #Grateful #Blessed #DontGoChasingWaterfalls #CrazyYear --------

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