Nursing Student Killed In Bungee Jumping Accident, Authorities Probing Death

The device was working properly, according to an investigation. Now, other causes of her death are being looked into.

Authorities in Colorado are investigating the mysterious bungee jumping death of a 20-year-old Colorado woman.

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment and the manufacturer of the device that Ciara Romero was using when she died said that it was working properly, according to the Daily Sentinel.

“This inspection involved testing which subjected the device to various loading profiles across a range of weights, where the velocity and force were recorded in simulated descents,” according to a statement from Head Rush Technologies, the device’s manufacturer.

Now, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment will look at other potential causes in the tragic death.

"We're looking at all possible causes," Cher Haavind, a spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment told the Daily Sentinel. "This is extremely rare, which is why the investigation is taking longer."

Romero, a certified nursing student, signed up for a 70-foot jump at the indoor recreation center Get Air, located in Grand Junction. On Thursday afternoon, police stated that she died after falling “from a significant height,” the Denver Post reports.

It remains unclear how Romero fell.

Mesa County Coroner Dean Havlik said in a press release, “The death appears to be an accident related to her injuries and an autopsy will be conducted this weekend.” The results of that autopsy have not yet been released.

Get Air closed down for at least a few days after Romero’s death. They released a statement in light of the nursing student’s fall, stating that Get Air "feels deep sorrow and profound sympathy for [Romero's] family and friends in their loss, and expresses its sincere condolences to them" and thanking first-responders for responding and assisting Romero and her family. [...] We are fully cooperating with the Grand Junction Police Department, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration and Colorado State regulatory agencies in their investigations of the incident. We will have no further comment regarding this investigation or incident.”

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