(ABC News) A Georgia woman is fighting for her life after contracting flesh-eating disease during a zip line accident.

Aimee Copeland, a 24-year old master’s student at the University of West Georgia, hopped on the homemade zip line May 1 during a kayaking trip in Carrollton, Ga. But the line broke, cutting a gash in Copeland’s left calf and introducing a life-threatening infection that on Friday claimed her left leg and part of her abdomen.

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