59-Year-Old Woman Dies on Zip Line Course

The unidentified woman fell about 40 feet while on the "Treetop Adventure" zip line course at Go Ape in Bear, Delaware.
1:55 | 08/25/16

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We're going to get to the investigation into a fatal zip line accident at Delaware state park where a woman died after falling 40 feet from the ride. This is raising real questions about the safety of these rides. Reporter: It's an adventure industry so popular that the Delaware state park recently opened a junior course for kids. This morning, it's closed as investigators try to figure out how a woman could fall to her death when each participant is supposed to be attacked to a safety system the entire time. This morning, a ziplining adventure ending in tragedy. A 59-year-old woman dying. I could see how it could happen. As a complete accident. Reporter: Authorities say the woman exploring go 8 tree stop adventure course fell approximately 40 feet off platform, later dying at a nearby hospital. This youtube video show casing the course, which, according to the company's website is a two to three hour journey through the wilderness. Go ape releasing this statement after the fall saying it is deeply saddened by this tragic occurrence. Our thoughts and prayers go out the her family and friend es. And in particular to those on the course with her at time. Authorities still trying to figure out how this woman fell to her death. If they didn't go through the precautions of hooking themselves up with the carabiner and lost their balance and fell on a platform, it could be possible. Reporter: Meanwhile, this latest accident once again raising concerns about safety. And the millions of zipline rides taken every year, the industry says less than 1% result in accidents. However, there's still no federal oversight. Only 18 states setting specific regulations for ziplining courses. A lot of questions. Okay, Eva. Thank you. A developing story from

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