Horrifying Video: Woman Nearly Choked to Death at Illinois Zipline Park
Talk about a good time going wrong in a record-setting amount of time.
I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this young mother dangling, struggling to survive when her zipline harness somehow turned into a noose.
While people stood in horror and watched someone managed to record the incident.
It's so crazy, so insane, that it got picked up by Inside Edition.
So it got me thinking, how often do zipline accidents actually happen?
The American Journal of Emergency Medicine did a study in 2015 that kind of had some eye-opening numbers:
From 1997 through 2012, an estimated 16,850 (95% CI, 13188-20512) zipline-related injuries were treated in US EDs. The annual injury rate per 1 million population increased by 52.3% from 7.64 (95% CI, 4.86-10.42) injuries in 2009 (the first year with a stable annual estimate) to 11.64 (95% CI, 7.83-15.45) injuries in 2012. Patients aged 0-9 years accounted for 45.0% of injuries, females made up 53.1% of injuries, and 11.7% of patients required hospitalization.
Broken bones are usually the biggest result of a zipline accident. Nearly getting choked to death by your harness didn't make the list.
I've always wanted to give a zipline a try and I've got to tell you, after watching that Inside Edition video, I think I'm going to maybe hold off.
Especially when at the end of the video, Inside Edition adds in the story about the guy who had his arm ripped off by a zipline. Yikes!
Then again, those are both extreme examples of zipline mishaps, indoor or otherwise.
Either way, I'm certain that the mother who survived the scary incident caught on video won't be throwing on a harness and grabbing a ride on a zipline any time soon.