A 22-year-old Australian is happy to survive after her bungee cord ripped, causing her to splash into the Zambesi River on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia.

According to Australia's Channel 9 news, Erin Langworthy described her frightening New Year's Eve experience, as she swam to safety by remembering tips from white water rafting.

"The water was going quite quickly and then I started to hear the roaring," she said. "I actually had to swim down and yank the bungee cord out of whatever it was caught on to make it to the surface."

Langworthy fractured her collarbone and suffered major bruising, but was obviously relived she didn't suffer far worse.

"It went black straight away and I felt like I'd been slapped all over," she said. "It was quite scary because a couple of times the rope actually got caught on some rocks or debris.

WATCH: Video from Australia's Channel 9, which was broadcast on January 8, 2012.