A college student in Mexico survived an 80-foot fall from her balcony on Saturday. Alexa Terraza was practicing an extreme yoga pose over the edge of her sixth-floor apartment balcony in San Pedro when she lost her balance and fell.
Alexa Terrazas, 23, fell approximately at 1:10pm local time and was immediately tended to by paramedics from the Red Cross and the Nuevo Leon Civil Protection. She was taken to a local hospital and underwent 11 hours of surgery. She was listed in critical condition as she suffered fractures to both of her legs and arms as well as her hips and head.
Mexican outlet El Imparcial reported that Terrazas might not walk for three years after doctors were forced to reconstruct her broken legs. According to the outlet, neighbors said they were used to seeing Terrazas perform the dangerous stunt from her balcony’s edge.
An image of Terrazas before she slipped went viral, showing the young woman hanging upside down in front of the balcony while supporting the entire weight of her body on the rail.