Zip line attraction reopens after woman's death

DOVER, Del. (AP) " A zip line attraction at a Delaware state park is reopening two weeks after a woman fell 35 feet to her death after disconnecting herself from a safety system.

State officials said Thursday that they approved the reopening of the Go Ape Treetops Adventure at Lums Pond State Park following an independent inspection. The Go Ape course will reopen Friday, and a new Junior Treetops Adventure course will open Saturday.

Go Ape officials said in a statement that the inspection was performed Aug. 30 and included safety training, documentation, systems and equipment. A report was provided to state officials on Tuesday.

Fifty-nine-year-old Tina Werner died Aug. 24 after falling from a platform on the zip line course in what Go Ape officials described as an accident caused by "participant error."

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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