85-year-old man falls to death in zip line acciden

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                                85-year-old man falls to death in zip line accident

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An 85-year-old man was killed when his zip line harness became unfastened and he fell to his death, the Huron County Sheriff's Department reports.

After 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, deputies were called to investigate the accident that happened about 1:30 p.m. at Bay Shore Camp, 450 N. Miller, in Sebewaing Township. That's about 30 miles northeast of Bay City.

The man, 85-year-old James J. McNeil of Belmont, was pronounced dead later at a hospital, police said.

A preliminary investigation, witness statements and video indicate that the zip line harness attached to McNeil came unfastened, causing him to fall and suffer fatal injuries.

Resuscitation efforts were attempted but the victim was later pronounced dead at Scheurer Hospital in Pigeon. An autopsy has been ordered by the Huron County Medical Examiner and this investigation will continue, police said.

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I would much rather go that way at 85 then suffer in some hospital bed.


At least now we won't have to worry about him mistaking the gas for the break pedal and killing someone.

Damn, that sucks. I know sometimes with old people, they can be floppier or smaller in areas than you would expect. I could see someone putting the harness on loosely because they were afraid to injure them.

SallymeetsHarrySack - I would much rather go that way at 85 then suffer in some hospital bed.

No shit. He was probably ecstatic on the way down. Phone Post 3.0