Woman Who Died in Zip Line Fall Identified, as It's Revealed She Wanted to Cross It Off Bucket List
The woman who plunged to her death from a zip line in Delaware earlier this week has been identified.
Tina Werner, 59, fell 35 feet off a zip line platform at Go Ape, an outdoor facility in Lums Pond State Park.
Werner died Wednesday after she lost her footing on the platform and fell.
Go Ape said in a statement Thursday: “We are saddened by the events.”
The park explained that Werner "unfortunately disconnected herself from the safety system."
Signs advising riders to "always stay attached" are posted all along the route.
Werner's heartbroken daughter, Melissa, posted a photo of her mom from her wedding day to social media with the caption: "My mom died completing her bucket list. This is truly the hardest situation that I have ever faced. I ask for your prayers for my family."
Go Ape spokesman Jeffrey Davis has said that the company has never had a major incident in any of their 15 locations.
"Any injuries that guests have experienced have been minor and treatable," he said.
Zip lines are extremely popular among revelers and thrill seekers.
In May, a woman was killed in a freak zip line accident in Utah. The Utah Medical Examiner has determined that Lisa Lambe, 55, died of blunt force trauma due to injuries she sustained while riding the zip line at Sundance Mountain Resort.
In 2010, X-Men actor Hugh Jackman was on a zip line outside the Sydney Opera House during an appearance on Oprah. The actor endured a massive cut below his eye while performing the stunt.
In 2008, a young man had his hand severed when it got wrapped around a homemade zip line in South Carolina. It has since been reattached but is now three inches shorter.