Thursday, July 26, 2012

On the edge of death at Victoria Falls

OK this is just crazy! Have you heard of Devil's Pool? It is located at Africa's magnificent Victoria Falls. The Victoria Falls are located on the Zambezi River and border the African nations of Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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It is also situated adjacent to the famous Livingstone Island run and operated by Tongabezi Lodge in Zambia.

Apparently you can swim right up to the edge of the falls without going over.

Don't believe me? Check it out for yourself and mind you. these are girls doing this. I'm sure it is a truly magnificent experience but definitely not for the faint at heart!

It it said that deaths are rare (about 1 per year) but they do occur.
in 2009 a very BRAVE Zimbabwean tour guide was presumed dead after plunging 90m into the Victoria Falls while trying to rescue a tourist, police said.

Only the brave attempt a swim in the aptly named Devil’s Pool – and tour guides are tasked with ensuring their safety.

It was in fulfilling this duty that the tragic tour guide dived into the water to rescue a stranded tourists last Wednesday.

A witness told the Sunday Mail: “The tour guide quickly grabbed the tourist’s hand and successfully pulled him back into the pool but in the process, he slipped and fell into the gorge down below.”

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