Three face charges over reopening fatal Urals bungee jump

Police in Russia’s Urals region have launched criminal proceedings after a group of young men restarted a bungee jump operation in which two people died last year.

A 22-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman plunged to their deaths during bungee jump over the Iset River in June 2010. Two of the operators, members of the Red Helmets extreme sports club, were jailed for four years and their equipment was confiscated.

But now three men aged between 17 and 21 have been staging the risky stunts again.

An undercover policeman who infiltrated the group said thrill-seekers had to pay only 300 rubles ($10) for the plunge.

The jump organizers could face up to two years in jail if convicted.

MOSCOW, June 7 (RIA Novosti)

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