23-year-old Alexa Terrazas was trying an extreme yoga pose over the edge of the balcony when she suddenly slipped and fell on the driveway of the building in the northeastern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon.
A photo of her before the horrific incident went viral, showing Terrazas hanging upside down. She fell around 1:10 pm and was helped by the Nuevo Leon Civil Protection and paramedics from the Red Cross.
Terrazas was rushed to a local hospital and underwent surgery that took 11 hours.
The young student, who was listed in critical condition, suffered fractures to her arms, legs, hips and head.
Her family members took to social media to seek prayers and blood donations for the 23-year-old.
According to El Imparcial, the young woman might not walk for many years after doctors reconstructed her broken legs.
Neighbors said that they were used to seeing her do extreme stunts from her balcony, the outlet reported.
The Nuevo Leon Attorney General’s office investigated and discovered that the balcony’s rail didn’t have any damages.
One internet user commented: “Very stupid and dangerous thing to do. That being said, I hope she recovers soon.”
Another wrote: “Accident waiting to happen, hope this wil be a lesson to others, of the consequences of extremely risky acts and behaviour. I hope she recovers, is amazing that she survived.”
A third said: “Most of us have done a stupid thing or two in our lifetime, but that is on a totally different level, I hope she knocked some sense into herself!”
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