Skip to comments.Colorado nurse, 20, dies in bungee jumping accident
Posted on 01/14/2018 9:42:30 PM PST by BenLurkin
A Colorado womans death remains a mystery after investigators said the device at the center of her bungee jumping accident was functioning properly.
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment worked with manufacturer Head Rush Technologies to test the device and is not investigating other potential reasons for the Jan. 4 fall that killed 20-year-old Ciara Romero, reports the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel.
Romero was participating in a 70-foot bungee-jump feature at Get Air at the Silo when she fell. Participants climb one of the silos towers, then transfer to a wooden platform and jump off while attached to a rope.
Participants then fall for about 20 feet and are caught by the device and lowered slowly to the ground.
Now that they have ruled out the device as a factor in her death, state investigators will examine witness statements and continue to share information with local police.
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Perhaps its not a good idea to challenge the authority of gravity in this manner.
70-foot bungee-jump feature at Get Air at the Silo when she fell.
That is an extremely dangerous activity. Even when I was fully healthy and somewhat active, I never wanted to bungee jump. The idea of having my arms torn off my falling body held very little appeal then and now. There are better ways to get a rush.
What a shame. What a doll. RIP. :-(
How is someone smart enough to get a nursing degree also stupid enough to go bungee jumping?
Young to be a Nurse, RN? guess does not matter now just wondering, these days everyone is a nurse if works in medical field I guess.
Associate (2 year) degree most likely.
Probably a CNA, Certified Nursing Assistant. Sometimes they know more than the actual nurse, because they spend more time with the patient.
Many nurses go on for a BSRN (Bachelor of Science, Registered Nurse). It takes a full four years for that. We have one in the family. You have more responsibilities and better career prospects.
Yep probably what I was thinking of, more $
I did some dumb crap at 20.....it goes with youth. RIP.
How many of us are lucky to survive our 20’s
Gravity. It’s not just a theory, it’s a law.
Did the cord break, or what?
The idea of having my arms torn off my falling body.
The straps are attached at the ankles, so its more likely your feet would be ripped off, not your arms!
Far worse when it is in shithole country where tourists line up to have a couple of 3rd grade educated pot smoking local “dudes” clip them on to a caribeener that has been around for who knows how long and jump off a cliff, railroad overpass, footbridge or whatnot.
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