A woman in Mexico suffered horrific injuries after she fell more than 80 feet from a balcony while trying to perform an extreme yoga pose.
Alexa Terrazas Lopez, 23, was doing the move while she was practicing the discipline on the sixth floor apartment balcony in Nuevo Leon in Mexico’s north-east last Saturday afternoon. She lost her balance and plunged to the ground below.
Surgeons spent 11 hours reconstructing her leg and she may not walk for another three years, El Sol de Mexico reported.
An image circulating on social media shows Lopez hanging from a balcony by her legs, although it has not been confirmed whether this was taken shortly before the accident.
The Argentinean news site Infobae reported that she suffered more than 100 fractures and will remain in a coma for two weeks. A student at the Monterrey Institute of Technology, Lopez also suffered injuries to her arms, hips and nose.
Friends and family members have asked for blood to help with the surgery, calling for those with blood group A+ to donate. They said they were relying on the kindness of at least 100 people.
“She doesn’t need any more blood, but she does need platelets,” one message on the blooders.orgwebsite stated. Another message said: “It’s a painful and sad life lesson.”
Mexican outlet El Imparcial reported that neighbors had said they were used to seeing Terrazas perform the dangerous stunt from her balcony’s edge.
Her social media profile shows her performing various extreme sports. In one image she is seen jumping from a helicopter. In another she is hanging upside down from a zip line.
The Nuevo Leon Attorney General’s office opened up an investigation and found that the balcony’s rail did not have any structural damage.
Local news publications reported that the Lopez is the daughter of entrepreneur Alberto Terrazas Seyfert.