22 Monday, 5 October 2009 London Lite Keeping Britain on the move Fares are one way including taxes and charges, only available online, subject to availability. 21 day advance purchase required. Available for travel 01.11.09 to 27.03.10. Book by 08.10.09. Discover Newquay this autumn! from London Gatwick up to 3 flights a day 28 Flights from one way 99 Bungee hell of Briton as cord slips off in 165ft jump Unistudentshavebeenconned 80mphimpactlikeacarcrash MINISTERS have conned students into going to university with the false promise of more pay, private schools warned today. The Government justified tuition fees of 3,225 per year with claims that graduates earn much more than other workers. But Andrew Grant, chairman of the Headmasters and Head- mistresses Conference warned: There has been a confidence trick played on young people. He said: Yes, there was a premium on graduate earnings -- when graduates were scarce. Increasing numbers of graduates are now out of work. Those with degrees are disgorged onto a job market which is extremely tight, added Mr Grant. THESE pictures reveal the horrifying moment a man plummeted into a lagoon after his bungee cord failed. As Rishi Baveja hurtled towards the water at 80mph, the harness around his feet worked free. He was lucky to survive as he managed to take the full force of the impact on his chest, escaping catastrophic head injuries. But the Cambridge graduate still suffered a ruptured spleen, torn liver, collapsed lungs and massive bruising after the accident in Thailand. Surgeons, who likened his injuries to a car crash victim, had to remove his spleen and he spent a month in a Bangkok hospital before he was well enough to return to his home near Wakefield, West Yorkshire. He said: All the doctors were staggered that I lived. Im very lucky. If Id landed head first I would be brain damaged or dead. Mr Baveja was in Phuket on a month-long holiday to celebrate gaining a 2.2 degree in engi- neering. He paid 50 to make the jump at the Jungle Bungy Centre in Kathu. A crane took him to a 165ft platform where a harness was placed around his feet and fastened to a bungee cord with several wraps of material. A video of the jump records his yelp of fear just before he hits the water, while an instructor appears to say Oh, as he realises what is happening. Mr Baveja said it was not clear how the harness came loose but he would not sue the operators because he feels there is little prospect of success. He added: I knew it would be scary but I didnt think it was dangerous. I had a long phone conversation with my mum telling her it was safe. I told her the website of the jump centre claimed it had a 100 per cent safety record. It still says that. He added that he has not been put off extreme sports and plans to go skydiving when fully recovered. by mark blunden Risky leap: Rishi Baveja jumps off the 165ft platform after paying 50 at the Jungle Bungy Centre in Kathu Yelp of fear: the harness attaching the cord to his feet works free as he plunges towards the lagoon Impact: he smashes into the lake at 80mph taking the full force on his chest, as the cord swings out of shot Shocking sight: the rope swings back up towards the platform without the Cambridge graduate attached 1 2 3 4 Lucky escape: Rishi Baveja could have died index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html48.html49.html50.html51.html52.html53.html54.html55.html