Purpose

The purpose of this alert is to highlight the risk of strangulation when participating in high ropes adventure courses.

In May 2018, a participant on a high ropes adventure course was strangled in a non-fatal incident when two lanyards (cows-tails) attached to a sit harness and overhead line became taut on either side of the participant’s neck.

In 2015, a similar non-fatal incident occurred at another Queensland high ropes course.

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