Tina Werner, 59, from Felton in California, tragically died while completing the final item on her bucket list.
She was zip-lining at a Go Ape adventure course in Lums Pond State Park, Delaware, when she fell 40ft from a platform. Medics treated her at the scene but she later died of her injuries, reports The Sun.
Her daughter, Melissa Slater, shared the circumstances of her mother’s passing in a heartfelt Facebook post:
Today, about 3 hours ago, I was told that my mother has died. Full of love and adventure, I am thankful to be her…
Tina had always wanted to complete a zip-line and poignantly she had already completed one on the course before the fall that killed her.
Go Ape gives users a training exercise before allowing them to attempt their high-wire adventure courses. They are supervised from the ground but the task of securing your self to the obstacles is Go Ape users own responsibility.
You have two points of contact so that you can always have at least one attached in case of falls:
The Lums Pond Go Ape operator said Tina had disconnected herself from this safety system before her fall, according to The Daily Mail.
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While it would be easy to focus on the irony of dying to complete your bucket list, I prefer to focus on Tina Werner’s impressive attitude of actually going out tackling her bucket list.
Not just writing a list and leaving it for another day, but deciding what you want to experience and just going out and doing it. No excuses.
When I think of all the things I’ve put off and off only to eventually on completely I can’t help be inspired by Tina’s example to get out there and live life to the full.