Woman Dies After Falling from Zip Line in Delaware - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Woman Dies After Falling from Zip Line in Delaware

Woman Dies After Falling from Zip Line in Delaware

A woman died from her injuries after she fell from a zip line in Bear, Delaware. NBC10's Drew Smith has the details as well as a statement from the company that owns the zip line course. (Published Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016)

UPDATE: Police identified the victim as Tina Werner of Felton, Delaware.


A woman died from her injuries after she fell from a zip line course in Bear, Delaware Wednesday afternoon.

The 59-year-old woman was visiting the Go Ape Zip Line & Treetop Adventure at Lums Pond State Park on Howell School Road around 1:40 p.m. Wednesday when she fell about 35-feet from the zip line ride.

The woman was taken to Christiana Hospital where she later died from her injuries. Officials have not yet revealed her identity. They continue to investigate the incident.

The zip line course was closed for the rest of the day following the acident.

"The Go Ape team is deeply saddened by this tragic occurrence," Chris Swallow, the Director of Go Ape wrote in a released statement. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends and in particular to those who were on the course with her at the time. We will of course be cooperating with the authorities with regard to this incident. It would be inappropriate to comment or speculate on the circumstances of this incident until all of the investigations are completed."

  

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