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Cassandra March 21st, 2008 03:00 PM

U.S. Tourist falls to Death on Zip Line
 
This was posted on MSNBC's website. This was bound to happen sooner or later as many have said.



TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras - A U.S. woman fell 65 feet to her death during a zip line ride through the jungle on the Caribbean island of Roatan, police said Thursday.

Barbara Sue Fojtasek, 44, was riding along a steel wire hung between trees in the jungle when a harness holding her apparently broke on Tuesday, Honduran police said in a news release.

Fojtasek was taken to a private clinic on the island, then transferred to a hospital in the mainland city of San Pedro Sula, where she died on Wednesday.

Fojtasek had arrived in Roatan a week ago from Texas, said police, who did not identify her hometown or state. Authorities said they are investigating the cause of the fall.

rinker250 March 21st, 2008 03:47 PM

I'm pretty sure that a lot of the countries we visit on our cruises do not require the same safety standards and inspections that we are accustomed to at home.

ilovecruises22 March 21st, 2008 11:20 PM

i think so too. the thing with like meats in other countrys they might not have as high of standard.. which is kinda scary.

I feel horrible for that woman and her family.

rinker250 March 21st, 2008 11:44 PM

Yes

AKcruiser March 22nd, 2008 12:28 AM

how sad. My thoughts and prayers for her family.

AKcruiser

nurseypoo5 March 22nd, 2008 04:20 AM

how horrible! i'm too scared to zip line...its like letting someone you dont know pack your parachute...

scubapete March 22nd, 2008 06:47 PM

I don't think so.
 
My neice has been trying to talk me into a zip line in St. Maarten. Now I am sure that's not gonna happen.

cruise dreaming March 22nd, 2008 07:00 PM

We are all in our mid 50's (4 of us) did a zip line adventure in the Caribbean booked throught the cruise line and had a wonderful The precautions with the company were impressive. They had 2 lines going across in case one broke. The safety hardness also had 2 sets of security belts. I was pleasantly surprised about the equipment. Security was foremost in the guides minds. Another reason for booking with the cruise lines since they inspect and take responsibilty.


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