An employee of Stowe Mountain Resort, Vt., died Thursday, Sept. 23, after colliding with the anchoring platform while riding the final span of the resort’s zip line tour. According to reports, Scott Lewis, 53, was working at the time of the incident. Emergency services were called at 3:12 p.m. They were unable to revive Lewis.
Stowe police are investigating. Preliminary reports indicate mechanical failure may be a factor in the incident.
The three-span ZipRider tour opened in 2015. The first span is 4,462 feet, the second is 2,247 feet, and the final span is 3,484 feet long. Riders can reach speeds of more than 60 mph.
Adventure Park Insider will provide additional information as it becomes available.