Joaquin Romero Sacrificed his Life to Save woman stuck on zipline following his heroic act of dropping 100ft to his death as he saved a woman after who was stranded on a zipline in California. Joaquin Romero who was an employee at the La Jolla Zip Zoom Zipline in the Pauma Valley, quickly grabbed hold of the harness to stop her but ended up being dragged off the platform himself on Saturday, October 30.
He sacrificed his life save the woman, after he quickly grabbed hold of the harness to stop her, but ended up being dragged off the platform himself on. Moments later when he thought the extra weight might cut the line, killing both himself and the woman, 32-year old Joaquin Romero selflessly let go and fell.
He fell 100ft to his death, suffered multiple injuries to his body including broken bones and blunt-force injuries. The California Fire department had to use a low-angle rope system to pull him to the roadside. The Hero, Joaquin Romero was rushed Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego but he sadly passed away on Monday morning, Nov 1, as a result of his injuries.
Speaking with NBC 7 San Diego, the medical examiner’s office said:
“Following admission, the decedent was diagnosed with multiple blunt force injuries. The decedent was given a poor prognosis and family decided to place him on comfort care measures which were administered until his death.”
The woman he saved was not injured as a result of his brave actions. In a statement to Fox 5, Norma Contreras, La Jolla Band Of Luiseño Indians’ chairwoman, said:
“We are saddened and heart-broken over the recent tragic accident involving one of our employees at the La Jolla Zip Zoom Zipline. “Like any employer, we pride ourselves on having a safe working environment and a safe and enjoyable experience for our customers.
“Given the circumstances of the accident, the Tribe is conducting an in-depth and comprehensive investigation, in coordination and cooperation with federal and state authorities.” The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is now investigating the incident.