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Unleashed | Tackling the new reporting requirements

Bungee jumping is scarier than becoming a COFA or the new reporting requirements under out- comes focused regulation, isn’t it? Russell Conway has doubts

25 July 2012

I did my first bungee jump six years ago. The jump was from the bridge spanning Zambia and Zimbabwe and was adjacent to the Victoria Falls. The height of the jump was approximately 790 feet which is very close to the height of the Canary Wharf tower. Somehow I had been encouraged to make this leap into the unknown above a swirling River Zambezi populated by crocodiles and hippos and attached only to a rather tired and frayed piece of elastic. I doubt I was insured for the jump. I did not really know quite what was going to happen and standing on the edge of the bridge when the guy behind me counted me down probably ranks as one of the scariest ten seconds of my life. By the way, for those that are getting a little bit nervous: no, Cosmo the dog did not come with me; he was very sensibly thousands of miles away at home.

Of course all went well. It is probably right that a leap off the bridge spanning Zambezi is probably safe...

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