Heart-stopping bungee jumps caught mid-air
Find out the facts about this insane leisure pursuit
LIFESTYLE Bungee jumping
Bungee jumping is about as extreme as it gets. Why would anyone deliberately fling themselves off a bridge, cliff edge, building, or crane, with little more than a glorified rubber band attached to their ankles?
Thousands of thrill seekers take this giant leap of faith, happy to take the plunge for the adrenaline rush of hurtling towards the ground at an insane speed with only an elasticated cord to break their fall.
Browse the gallery for a brief history of this insane sport and take a look at jumpers caught mid-air along the way.
TRAVEL British isles