GoPro captures woman’s terrifying 50-foot fall down Hawaii waterfall


An adventurer miraculously survived a 50-foot plunge down a Hawaiian waterfall — with the whole ordeal  caught on camera.

Heather Friesen, 26, had a GoPro strapped to her head as she fell  down the sheer rocks at the Ka’au Crater Trail, cheating death —  but suffering a collapsed lung, 10 broken ribs and a fractured scapula.

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

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

Screaming as she falls, Heather 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-emerged footage of the 2016 drama.

Heather Friesen in hospital in 2016 after her fall
Heather Friesen in hospital in 2016 after her fallinstagram

The beach volleyball player recently spoke out about her “fall that changed my life forever” on the podcast “In the World of Female Sports.”

Saying that time slowed down as she fell, she said her “friends were freaking out that I was going to die” but she knew she would make it.

“When I was on the helicopter being airlifted out, it was the most peaceful moment of my life,” she said. “I kept repeating to myself God’s got me I’m going to be OK and that I’m going to play volleyball again.”

She added, “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.”


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