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A woman has died after falling 40 feet from a zipwire at the popular Go Ape attraction in Delaware.
The 59-year-old was visiting the Go Ape Zip Line and Treetop Adventure at Lums Pond State Park with members of her family on Wednesday.
She was treated at the scene, but later died in hospital.
The Go Ape website says that it is 'a two to three-hour adventure through the forest canopy that takes you on a journey through suspended obstacles, Tarzan swings and breathtaking zip lines - all with an incredible view'.
Go Ape has 30 sites in Britain and 15 in the USA following the success of their first attraction which was opened in Norfolk in 2002.
In a statement, Chris Swallow, director of Go Ape, said: "The Go Ape team is 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.
"We will of course be cooperating with the authorities with regard to this incident. It would be inappropriate to comment or speculate on the circumstances of this incident until all of the investigations are completed."
An investigation into the incident is currently under way.
Words by Mel Ramsay