Watch The Moment Tourists Fell Into a River When a Bridge Collapsed
This video could make you never want to cross a suspension bridge on a hike ever again.
French tourists fell 8 meters into a river when a bridge on the Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk collapsed last month.
The GoPro footage, uploaded to YouTube by Adrien Whistle, shows one of the four tourists videoing their trek towards the Hopu Ruahine bridge in Hawkes Bay. It all happens so quickly it’s hard to see exactly what happens – but when you slow it down there are some terrifying frames of the tourists falling and hitting the water.
The bridge was designed to carry a maximum of 10 people, and it’s currently still closed as New Zealand officials investigate why it collapsed. No-one was seriously injured.