59-Year-Old Delaware Woman Dies After Falling 35 Feet From Zip Line Platform


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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