A Victoria Falls plunge was survived by a Chinese tourist, officials said this week. Victoria Falls is located on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe.
A tourism official said the man, Wang Shun Xue, fell into a shallow section of the gorge and suffered minor injuries, said John Zulu, the head of the Conservation Commission in Livingstone, according to AFP.
“The depth of the gorge is 25 meters but where he fell from, it’s about 15 meters because some places there are slopes,” he said.
The tourist fell on a rock and only sustained bruises on his arm.
“He looked shocked because of the accident,” Zulu added.
The tourist was taken to a local clinic before he flew out of the country.
Victoria Falls, located on the Zambezi River, is a popular tourist area.
Last year, an Australian bungee jumper broke from her cord and she ended up in crocodile-infested waters.
“It went black straight away and I felt like I had been slapped all over,” she said, according to New Zimbabwe. She was able to make it out of the waters without incident.
Victoria Falls plunges down around 108 meters, or 354 feet, at its deepest point.