Man Dies As Couple Falls From 5-Storey-High Jungle Zipline, Woman Injured

The couple from South Australia were harnessed together at the Jungle Surfing Canopy tours in the Daintree rainforest tourist hotspot in Queensland state on Tuesday when the incident occurred.

 Share
EMAIL
PRINT
COMMENTS
Man Dies As Couple Falls From 5-Storey-High Jungle Zipline, Woman Injured

Tourist dies in an accident at Jungle Surfing Canopy tours in Queensland state (Representational)


Cairns, Australia: 

A man has died and a woman been left with serious injuries after they plunged up to five storeys from a jungle Zipline in far northeastern Australia.

The husband and wife from South Australia were harnessed together at the Jungle Surfing Canopy tours in the Daintree rainforest tourist hotspot in Queensland state on Tuesday when the incident occurred.

A man in his fifties was pronounced dead at the scene, despite efforts of staff, tourists and emergency services to save him.

A 48-year-old woman was flown by rescue helicopter to the Cairns Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Queensland Ambulance Service has confirmed the woman had injuries to her shoulder and arms, including pelvic injuries.

Director of Jungle Surfing Phoebe Kitto has offered her thoughts to the families and friends of those affected.

"It will be thoroughly investigated by Workplace Health and Safety, which will receive our full cooperation," she said.

"We are offering counselling to staff and our patrons." Queensland police said a report would be prepared for the coroner.



(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)


Get Breaking news, live coverage, and Latest News from India and around the world on NDTV.com. Catch all the Live TV action on NDTV 24x7 and NDTV India. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for latest news and live news updates.

NDTV Beeps - your daily newsletter

................................ Advertisement ................................

................................ Advertisement ................................

................................ Advertisement ................................