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Man Falls 50 Feet at Sevier County Zipline Attraction

Man Falls 50 Feet at Sevier County Zipline Attraction

An employee of Wahoo Ziplines is in serious condition after a 50-foot fall from a zipline on Monday.

The Sevier County Sheriff’s Office said it received a 911 call just after 11 a.m. on August 3, 2015 and responded to Wahoo Ziplines at 1200 Matthews Hollow Road in Sevierville, Tenn. where officers found Jeremy Blair, 35, had fallen from a zipline and was laying in the woods below.

Blair, who worked for Wahoo Ziplines, had to be carried out of the rough terrain by fire department and EMS personnel. He was transported to UT Medical Center in Knoxville, Tenn. by UT Lifestar helicopter.

Officials said the accident remains under investigation. They did not release the nature of Blair’s job duties at the zipline attraction or the circumstances of the fall.

“Safety is our main concern. To ensure the safety of our guests, all of our guides have undergone rigorous training and each has been certified through Universal Zipline Technology (UZT),” says the Wahoo Ziplines website.

It is unknown if Blair had undergone such training or been certified.

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