(Metro) A teenager fell to her death when she bungee jumped off a bridge without being secured to anything, after she misunderstood her instructor’s ‘very bad’ English, according to court papers. Vera Mol, 17, allegedly misheard the man’s instruction of ‘no jump’ as ‘now jump’, because of his poor pronunciation and English skills.|
Now the instructor, who has not been named, has appeared in court accused of causing the Dutch girl’s death. Judges in the court of Cantabria, northern Spain, described the instructor’s English as ‘macarronico’ or ‘very bad’. The court heard how Ms Mol jumped from the bridge of Cabezon de la Sal, Cantabria in 2015.
The instructor is alleged to have shouting ‘no jump’, but due to his poor pronunciation, the teenager believed he had said ‘now jump’ and threw herself from the ledge. But the rope she was attached to was not to tied to anything else and she plunged to her death.
It is reported that the instructor was supposed to have said ‘don’t jump’ instead of no jump’ to avoid communication problems. Judges also say the instructor should have also checked for ID to make sure the teenager was 18 years old. It was heard how tragic Vera Mol died after a misunderstanding during the jumping process.
Why did he say no jump anyway? This was foreseeable.
Say absolutely nothing until you fasten the rope, and then speak.