Shocking GoPro footage captures professional volleyball player plummeting 15m off waterfall in Hawaii

The professional volleyball player slipped and fell about 15m.
The professional volleyball player slipped and fell about 15m. Photo credit: Inside Edition and Instagram

A woman survived a 15-metre fall from a waterfall in Hawaii after she slipped while hiking, and the shocking moment was caught on a GoPro camera.

According to the In The World of Female Sports podcast, 26-year-old professional volleyball player Heather Friesen slipped and fell about 15m from the waterfall, causing her lung to collapse, while she also fractured her shoulder blade and broke 10 ribs.

In the chilling video, she looks over the edge of the cliff before she slips, and is sent tumbling down the rocks.

Her injuries were severe, but she has miraculously recovered and is back playing volleyball.

Friesen told In The World of Female Sports she kept telling herself she was going to play again.

"I can still picture it in my head," she said.

"The things I was thinking about when I was falling, it's the whole cliché that time slows down.

"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," she told the podcast.

The Ka'au Crater Hike in Honolulu is where the waterfall is located. It's described as an "amazing, challenging and dangerous" hike by reviewers on TripAdvisor.


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