A man has died and a woman is in a serious condition after plunging 16 metres from a zip line in Queensland’s Daintree rainforest.
The South Australian couple were on a zip line tour directly behind one another yesterday afternoon when the cable they were on suddenly snapped, causing the 53-year-old man to fall to his death, according to media reports.
The woman, aged in her 40s, was taken to Cairns Hospital with serious injuries. Paramedics were called to the scene at approximately 2pm.
The tourist attraction is run by Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours on Camelot Close at Cape Tribulation.
Phoebe Kitto, a director of Jungle Surfing, offered her deepest sympathy to the families and friends of those affected by the tragic accident.
“It will be thoroughly investigated by Workplace Health & Safety, which will receive our full cooperation,” she said in a statement to Travel Weekly.
“We are offering counselling to staff and to our patrons.”
It’s been reported that the scene was guarded by police overnight until workplace health and safety officers arrived this morning to investigate.