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Leeds woman who plunged 30ft down waterfall in Thailand: 'I thought I was going to die'

A teenager from Leeds has told how she was lucky to survive after a horrifying fall from a waterfall while on holiday in Thailand.

Nineteen-year-old Natalie Cook, from Garforth, broke multiple bones after plunging more than 30ft onto rocks five days into a five-week trip and spent seven weeks in hospital.

She said: "It was horrendous. You know when they say your life flashes before you your eyes? It really does. It's true what they say. I thought I was going to die. When I saw that rock I was about to land on I thought that's it."

Natalie faced an agonising journey to hospital where she was treated for injuries including a broken my pelvis, hip, pubic bone, sacrum, wrist and leg.

She's now recovering at home but says she's determined to travel back to Thailand to thank those who cared for her.

And, after an estimated medical bill of around £300,000, which was covered by travel insurance, she says it is vital travellers take out cover.

"Just get insurance and make sure you read the small print as well. You have got to read the small print," she said.