Delaware zip line park to reopen for business

    (Go Ape Facebook photo)

    (Go Ape Facebook photo)

    Delaware zip line course, Go Ape Treetops Adventure, will reopen on Friday, after passing an independent safety inspection.

    Delaware Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Control approved the reopening, two weeks after a woman fell to her death at the Lums Pond State Park attraction in Bear. 

    “Based on the inspection findings, DNREC is satisfied that Go Ape continues to meet industry standards and processes for operation of the course,” said DNREC spokesman Michael Globetti, in a statement. A certified inspector with the Association for Challenge Course Technology conducted the inspection.

    Go Ape has been closed since March 24th, when Tina Werner died after falling off a zip line platform 35 feet above the ground. The 59-year-old Felton woman was waiting to go down the zip line when she fell.

    While the Go Ape course at Lums Pond will reopen tomorrow, the new Junior Treetops Adventure course will open on Saturday.

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