Rio Rancho woman dies after fall during Puerto Rico zip line tour

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) – Authorities in Puerto Rico say a 56-year-old tourist from New Mexico has died after falling from a zip line in the U.S. territory.

Police said Tuesday that she fell 20 feet at the Hacienda Campo Rico just east of the capital of San Juan. A manager at a clothing store where the victim worked in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, identified her as Marsha Boekeloo.

Police said she was still conscious after falling, but died Thursday at a hospital just hours after the accident.

The tour was organized by Ecoquest Adventures & Tours. The company did not immediately return messages for comment. Police said the company delayed reporting the death.

Legislators are now calling for more oversight and safety measures for zip line tours.

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