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Has anyone died ziplining in Costa Rica?

Last Updated: 14th May, 2020

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Similarly, you may ask, how safe are ziplines in Costa Rica?

Short answer: yes. Ziplining in Costa Rica is extremely safe. The knowledgeable and funnly guides at Sky Adventures are there on each side of the zipline to assist you with your harness, make a few jokes and slow you down or stop you if you go to fast.

One may also ask, how dangerous is ziplining? Researchers at Ohio State University found that nearly 12 percent of zipline injuries resulted in fractures or other injuries that required hospitalization, meaning ziplining can be ranked as dangerous as rock climbing. Ziplining, though, can help people overcome their fear of heights.

Likewise, can you die from ziplining?

There is no central repository of fatalities, but more than a dozen news reports describe people dying on zip lines in the United States since 2006. In 2015, a 12-year-old girl at a YMCA camp in North Carolina died after her tether snapped over a 40-foot canyon.

How many people died on ziplines a year?

Deaths were not included - there have been at least six deaths nationwide this year, most from falls. The researchers analyzed a national injury database operated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Their study covers the early years of commercial zip lines, which now number more than 200 nationwide.

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What should I wear or bring to zip line?
  • Longer shorts, or pants and t-shirts that can be tucked in, so you're more comfortable in our full body harnesses.
  • Wear sunscreen.
  • Layer up!
  • Remove any dangling jewelry and rings before arriving.
  • Bring a camera!
  • Cash to tip your amazing guides!

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What should I wear for ziplining?

Pants, Capris, Leggings, or Long Shorts
The harness that you'll wear when ziplining or exploring a high ropes course goes under your legs and around your waist, securing you tightly to the line above your head. Shorts that are too short may ride up when your harness is tightened, or when you're zipping down the line.