Woman, 26, slips off waterfall in Hawaii and plunges 50 FEET

Woman, 26, slips off waterfall in Hawaii and plunges 50 FEET


GoPro footage captures shocking moment professional volleyball player slips off waterfall in Hawaii and plunges 50 FEET into water – suffering 10 broken ribs and a collapsed lungHeather Friesen, 26, slipped off the edge of a waterfall at Ka’au Crater Trail in Honolulu, Hawaii, and fell 50 feetFriesen, an American beach volleyball player, was hiking with friends in 2016 when the incident occurred She suffered 10 broken ribs, a collapsed lung, a fractured scapula and several deep woundsSeveral people have died at that location, but Friesen says God saved her life that dayShe has recovered from her injuries and continues to play beach volleyball     GoPro footage has emerged of the moment a professional American beach volleyball player plunged 50ft after slipping off a waterfall in Hawaii, breaking multiples bones A week before her senior beach volleyball season at University of Hawaii, Heather Friesen of Indiana was hiking with friends at the Ka’au Crater Trail in Honolulu in 2016  In footage captured by her GoPro, the now 26-year-old can be seen staring in awe at a waterfall  Seconds later, she tumbles over the edge. ‘The hike has waterfalls and we were on the first waterfall I was up at the top trying to look over the edge and I got too close and I ended up slipping,’ she told In the World of Female Sports   Heather Friesen (pictured), 26,  lays in a hospital bed after slipping off the edge of a waterfall and falling 50 feet into water Hether Friesen (pictured), an American beach volleyball player, was hiking with a group of friends at Ka’au Crater Trail in Honolulu, Hawaii, when the accident happened GoPro footage shows Friesen (pictured) hitting rocks and hard edges as she plummets down the waterfall Friesen fell 50 feet, colliding with rocks and hard edges along the way  She said: ‘It’s not a place you’re supposed to jump off of because the water was mid-thigh height, about three feet deep So you’re not supposed to jump into that because you will die if you land the wrong way ‘For a split moment, Friesen thought she could grab onto a nearby ridge to save herself from plummeting  ‘I can still picture it in my head. There was this little ridge off to the left and I tried to grab on In my head I was like ‘it’s going to be fine’.’Unfortunately, the ridge was too slippery and she kept falling   ‘The things I was thinking about when I was falling, it’s the whole cliché that time slows down,’ Friesen said  While falling she thought about her family and husband worrying about her.  Freisen and her friends were hiking along the Ka’au Crater Trail in Honolulu, Hawaii in 2016 when she fell Friesen tried to latch onto a ridge while falling, but it was too slippery and she continued to srop RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Donald Trump FIRES his National Security Advisor John Bolton | Daily Mail Online Pregnant at prom: Cheerleader poses with huge bump TWO DAYS before she buried Share this article Share ‘I started thinking about how upset everyone was going to be at me My family was so far away and they would be so worried about me,’ she said.’My boyfriend at the time, who is now my husband played baseball for UH, was on a roadtrip in California at the time so I was thinking of how he was going to be worried ‘ She also thought about protecting her body.‘I was sure I was about to get injured so that was going mess up stuff for volleyball ’  Friesen (pictured) is bandaged, but smiling for a photo after recovering from her fall in 2016Friesen told herself: ‘Okay Heather, you need to land on your left side so you don’t mess up your hitting shoulder ‘ The volleyball player landed on her side in 3 feet deep water and while submerged Friesen’s groans can be heard in the footage.‘I ended up hitting a rock that was around the edge of the waterfall at the bottom ’  Friends helped Friesen gain her footing, but she was unable to walk and would need to be airlifted to a medical facility  ‘The worst part was that it was difficult to breathe because my lung had collapsed and I didn’t know why I couldn’t breathe so that’s the part I was freaking out about the most ’  Friesen’s agonizing groans can be heard on GoPro footage while submerged in water 3 feet deep Fiersen (right) and her husband Isaac (left) attending a baseball game at Wrigley Field last weekFriesen said: ‘I kept repeating to myself “God’s got me I’m going to be okay” and that “I’m going to play volleyball again “‘While waiting for emergency crews to arrive, a group of Friesen’s friends from church were coincidentally hiking in the same area that day and came across her after the accident They instantly began to pray for her. Despite the rough fall and traumatic ordeal, she knew she was going to be okay  ‘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 ‘  Fiersen (pictured) preparing for a hike on her birthday in 2016 at Lanikai Pillbox hiking trail in Kailua, Hawaii Friesen (pictured) playing beach volleyball over a ago after recovering from her from 10 broken ribs and a collapsed lung among other injuriesThe helicopter arrived 40 minutes later and transported her to a local hospital ‘When I was on the helicopter being airlifted out, it was the most peaceful moment of my life,’ she said  Friesen suffered 10 broken ribs, a collapsed lung, a fractured scapula and several deep wounds  Friesen survived her injuries and continues to play volleyball with her Christianity in mind    Read more: Painful Fall off Hawaiian Waterfall || ViralHog – YouTube In the World of Female Sports : Hitting Rock Bottom: A Conversation about a Tragic Event that Changed Everything with volleyball athlete—Heather Friesen Share or comment on this article: Shocking moment woman, 26, slips off waterfall in Hawaii and plunges 50 FEET into water e-mail 48 shares Add comment Comments 208 Share what you think Newest Oldest Best rated Worst rated View all  The comments below have not been moderated View all The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline Add your comment Enter your comment Post comment to your Facebook Timeline What’s This?  By posting your comment you agree to our house rules Submit Comment Clear Close Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline? 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