Delaware Woman Plummets 35 Feet to Her Death from Zip Line While Completing Her 'Bucket List'
Tina Werner, 59, fell to her death Wednesday afternoon at the Go Ape Tree Top Adventure in Bear, Delaware
A 59-year-old Delaware woman is dead after plummeting about 35 feet from a zip line platform on Wednesday, according to reports.
Tina Werner, of Felton, was standing on a platform, waiting to go on the zip line at the Go Ape Tree Top Adventure in Bear when she fell at around 2:35 p.m., according to the Associated Press.
Employees and Lums Pond State Park rangers performed first aid on Werner until paramedics arrived, but the woman was pronounced dead later at a hospital.
The zip line is part of a course including swings, “suspended obstacles” and multiple zip lines, according to the Go Ape website.
Werner’s daughter told the AP that her mother was “finishing her bucket list” when she took to the zip line and noted that her mother completed at least one ride before falling.
“So, she did it,” Melissa Slater said.
She remembered her mother in an emotional Facebook post, writing, “This is truly the hardest situation that I have ever faced.”
“Today, about 3 hours ago, I was told that my mother has died,” she wrote in the post Wednesday evening. “I am thankful to be her daughter.”
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Investigators do not suspect foul play, ABC News reports. And Go Ape officials said in a statement that they are “deeply saddened by this tragic occurrence.”
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to [Werner’s] family and friends and in particular to those who were on the course with her at the time,” officials said in the statement, according to ABC.
Authorities are working to determine just what led to the women’s fall, and Bear residents told WPVI-TV that the ride is “very safe.”
“The equipment is very safe, “John Lunsford told the station, noting that he could imagine how it is possible for someone to fall from the ride.
“I mean, if they didn’t go through the precautions of hooking themselves up with the carabiners, lost their balance and fell whatever point on the platform, it could be possible,” he said.