Mother, 29, was left wheelchair-bound after her coccyx SNAPPED OFF when she ...

Mother, 29, was left wheelchair-bound after her coccyx SNAPPED OFF when she tombstoned off waterfall at Welsh spot and smashed into a rock Danni Harding, 29, went tombstoning at waterfall in Pontneddfechan, Glynneath But she hit a rock under the water, managing to pull herself out before collapsing The mother was left needing a catheter and operations after the accident in 2018 She spoke out as a boy, 13, was airlifted to hospital after leaping in the same spot

By Katie Weston For Mailonline

Published: 12:00 BST, 14 August 2020 | Updated: 12:00 BST, 14 August 2020

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A mother, 29, was left wheelchair-bound after her coccyx snapped off when she tombstoned off a waterfall at a Welsh spot and smashed into a rock.

Danni Harding had travelled 45 miles with her friends to the Sgwd Gwladys waterfall in Pontneddfechan, Glynneath, where they decided to make the jump. 

The group had packed their own lunches and even taken lilos to enjoy the cool water. 

But the sunny day soon turned to a nightmare when Danni hit a rock under the water during her final leap, managing to pull herself out before she later collapsed. 

Dannie Harding, 29, pictured with her five-year-old son Kobi-Lee, had travelled 45 miles to the Sgwd Gwladys waterfall in Pontneddfechan, Glynneath before the accident in 2018

Dannie Harding, 29, pictured with her five-year-old son Kobi-Lee, had travelled 45 miles to the Sgwd Gwladys waterfall in Pontneddfechan, Glynneath before the accident in 2018

The mother from Barry, South Wales, said: 'I must have hit the bottom or a rock with my backside, because straight away I knew something was very wrong.

'But, being as headstrong as I am, I fronted out the pain and managed to walk out of there.

'It wasn't until we'd all hiked a bit further on that the pain overcame me and I collapsed.' 

She had been running a security firm before the horrific accident but had to stop when she lost the use of her limbs in the fall.

Her terrifying experience took place on a hot summer's day in 2018. She had already plunged off the fall nine times before the final

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