BEAR, Del. – The Latest on the death of a woman who fell from a zip line ride in Delaware (all times local):
The operator of a zip line attraction in Delaware where a woman fell to her death says witnesses report that the woman was nearing the end of the course when she disconnected herself from a safety system.
Delaware State Police on Thursday continued their probe into the death of 59-year-old Tina Werner of Felton, Delaware, who fell 35 feet to her death Wednesday.
Authorities said Werner was waiting between zip lines at the Go Ape Tree Top Adventure at Lums Pond State Park when she tumbled from the platform.
Jeff Davis, a spokesman for Go Ape, said the company has confirmed that Werner underwent the required safety training before the accident. Davis said Werner was nearing the end of the activity when she fell.
Delaware State Police are investigating the death of a woman who fell from a zip line ride at Lums Pond State Park in Bear.
Authorities say the 59-year-old woman fell about 40 feet from the Go Ape Tree Top Adventure attraction Wednesday afternoon.
The woman was treated at the scene by New Castle County paramedics before being taken by ambulance to the Christiana Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
The victim's name was being withheld pending the notification of her next of kin.
Authorities say no one else was injured.