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Delaware Zip Line Death: Woman, 59, Was Working on 'Bucket List'

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By    |   Friday, 26 Aug 2016 12:53 PM

A fall at a zip line course in Delaware has caused the death of a 59-year-old woman who was working on her bucket list.

Tina Werner of Felton, Delaware, fell from a platform at Go Ape Tree Top Adventure attraction in Lums Pond State Park in Bear, Delaware, on Wednesday, The Associated Press reported.

She was reportedly near the end of the course and had disconnected herself from the safety system when she fell. All safety equipment at the course was found to be in working order, the AP said. Patrons of the course must complete a 30-minute training session and sign waivers.

Werner's daughter, Melissa Slater, said her mom was working on her bucket list, which also included traveling to Venice, Italy, and taking a hot-air balloon ride.

Slater posted about her mom's death on Facebook, remembering her as being "full of love and adventure."

Go Ape employees and park rangers administered first aid until paramedics arrived, ABC News reported. Werner was pronounced dead at Christiana Hospital.

Go Ape said in a statement that it was "deeply saddened by this tragic occurrence. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends and in particular to those who were on the course with her at the time."

Participants are harnessed to wires during the two- to three-hour journey through the forest canopy, WPVI-TV reported.

"I mean it's very safe, the equipment is very safe," John Lunsford of Bear, Delaware, told the station.

He said an accident is possible.

"I could imagine, yes. 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."

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