Zipline (Los Veranos and others') safety records?
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I am thinking of booking a zipline excursion for our cruise in Feb. Never having done a zipline before, I am cautious. I have read reviews and others have stated they felt safe. I am curious though, is there a way to find out specific accident rates and safety records? I read a "report" about deaths on a thread here, and for the life of me, I can't find it again. I know it is a risky activity, as many are, but I'd like to be fully informed before I make a decision. Thanks in advance, SunnyYes, there was a death that did occur this year at the Los Veranos excursion site in February. The death was not due to an accident or any safety related incident. The individual had a heart attack while zipping along on one of the lines.
This was taken from the TripAdvisor web site -
"I went on the canopy de los veranos with my family last monday ( 02/26/07), on the 11am tour, and it was alot of fun, the staff is great, it is extremely safe, we never felt in danger... there was an incident at the very last zip line, a man suffered a heart attack, and died before arriving to the last platform, which ends at the bar... he was helped getting off the zip line, the staff as well as some of the customers helped with the CPR, and unfortunately there was nothing they could do... anyway, I wanted to post this comment because I wouldn't like other people to place any misleading information that may affect such a great tour... as shocking as it was for all of the present people ( including me ), it was in no way, the canopy fault... and I totally recommend everyone to do this amaizing tour !"
Additionally, the unfortunate event was reported and discussed within this forum here -
We do ourselves and our fellow travelers a disservice when we post fragments of a story without having the ability to cite the source.
I recall somebody posting the link to a site that catalogs/reports all incidents that cruise passengers are involved in across the globe. I don't have the link.
As for public records that list accident rates and safety records for any excursion in Mexico ... good luck. When something does happen, it will be reported here and on other travel related web sites. The heart attack death is the only negative "event" that was found after a rather lengthy search of the net.
I have been on the Vallarta Adventures canopy tour once (ship's tour) and the Los Veranos tour twice (independent). My wife is scared to death of heights and had a pretty good time doing Los Veranos because you end nearly every zipline on good old terra firma.
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