Australia: Man dies, spouse injured at the Jungle Surfing in Daintree Rainforest
A guy has expired and a woman been left with severe injuries after they jumped up to five stories from a forest zipline in far northeastern Australia.
The hubby and wife from South Australia were tied together at the Jungle Surfing Canopy trips in the Daintree rainforest tourist hotspot in Queensland state on Tuesday when the incident happened.
A man in his fifties was declared lifeless at the scene, despite efforts of personnel, tourists and emergency assistance to save him.
A 48-year-old lady was flown by rescue helicopter to the Cairns Hospital in a severe but solid condition.
Queensland Ambulance Service has established the woman had wounds to her shoulder and arms, including pelvic fractures.
Director of Jungle Surfing Phoebe Kitto has given her attention to the families and friends of those concerned.
“It will be completely investigated by Workplace Health and Safety, which will receive our full cooperation,” she stated.
“We are offering to recommend to staff and our patrons.”
Queensland police told a report would be made for the coroner.