College student plunges 80 feet from balcony while trying extreme yoga pose, survives with 100 fractures
A Mexican college student has survived a freak 80-foot fall that she suffered while attempting to pull off a complicated yoga pose.
The incident happened when Alexa Terrazas, 23, was trying to perform an extreme yoga pose over the edge of her sixth-floor apartment balcony in the Torres Mizza housing complex, in Las Privanzas neighborhood, located in the northeastern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon on August 24, according to the Daily Mail.
At 1:10 p.m. local time, she slipped and fell 80-feet to the driveway below. Luckily, she was tended to by paramedics from the Red Cross and Nuevo Leon Civil Protection immediately and rushed to the hospital for treatment.
She underwent an 11-hour surgery that saved her life but remains in a grave condition. It was revealed that she had suffered fractures to both the legs and arms, as well as the hip, nose, and head.
Yahoo News cited Argentinian site Infobae and said she sustained more than 100 fractures in all and that she would remain in a coma for the next two weeks.
On August 26, she was stated to be in a critical condition with family members taking to social media to seek blood donations and prayers for the 23-year-old.
Local outlet El Imparcial reported that Terrazas, a student of the Bachelor's degree in Wellness and Nutrition at the Tecnológico de Monterrey originally from Chihuahua, may not be able to walk for another three years since doctors had to reconstruct her legs entirely.
An image snapped of Terrazas attempting the pose which was taken moments before she fell went viral, and shows the 23-year-old hanging upside down in the front of the balcony over the edge while supporting the entire weight of her body on the rail.
Neighbors said they weren't taken aback by the sight because they were used to seeing her perform the dangerous stunt on the balcony's edge, though nothing could have prepared them for her tragic fall.
The Nuevo Leon Attorney General's Office has opened an investigation into the case and has, so far, found that there was no structural damage to the balcony's rail which could have resulted in Terrazas' fall.