Delaware

Woman dies after falling from zip line ride at Delaware park

  • An employee closes up the Go Ape course for the day after a 59 year-old woman fell to her death at the zip line course in Lums Pond State Park in Bear, Del., Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016.  Jeff Davis, a spokesman for Go Ape, said Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, that the rides are inspected on a regular basis. Davis said the Lums Pond attraction is closed for undetermined amount of time to help with the investigation, "and also in respect to the family of the person who died." "The Go Ape company is extremely saddened by this," he said. (Kyle Grantham/The Wilmington News-Journal via AP)

    An employee closes up the Go Ape course for the day after a 59 year-old woman fell to her death at the zip line course in Lums Pond State Park in Bear, Del., Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. Jeff Davis, a spokesman for Go Ape, said Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, that the rides are inspected on a regular basis. Davis said the Lums Pond attraction is closed for undetermined amount of time to help with the investigation, "and also in respect to the family of the person who died." "The Go Ape company is extremely saddened by this," he said. (Kyle Grantham/The Wilmington News-Journal via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Delaware State Park rangers wait outside the Go Ape zip line course after a 59 year-old woman fell to her death at the zip line course in Lums Pond State Park on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. Jeff Davis, a spokesman for Go Ape, said Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, that the rides are inspected on a regular basis. Davis said the Lums Pond attraction is closed for undetermined amount of time to help with the investigation, "and also in respect to the family of the person who died." "The Go Ape company is extremely saddened by this," he said. (Kyle Grantham/The Wilmington News-Journal via AP)

    Delaware State Park rangers wait outside the Go Ape zip line course after a 59 year-old woman fell to her death at the zip line course in Lums Pond State Park on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. Jeff Davis, a spokesman for Go Ape, said Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, that the rides are inspected on a regular basis. Davis said the Lums Pond attraction is closed for undetermined amount of time to help with the investigation, "and also in respect to the family of the person who died." "The Go Ape company is extremely saddened by this," he said. (Kyle Grantham/The Wilmington News-Journal via AP)  (The Associated Press)

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.