Tourist Gets Stuck on SlotZilla Zip Line in Las Vegas for Hour

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LAS VEGAS — A tourist dangled about 80 feet above a Las Vegas street from a zip line for nearly an hour before being rescued by firefighters on Friday.

The Canadian man was freed from Fremont Street Experience's SlotZilla zip line shortly after 3 p.m., Las Vegas Fire & Rescue spokesman Timothy Szymanski said. The man wasn't injured and refused medical assistance, he added.

The $40 "zoomline" rides involve flying over Fremont Street superhero-style facing the ground. The zip line begins at 114-feet from a 12-story slot machine sending riders on a 1,750-foot long trip to a platform in front of the Golden Gate casino hotel, according to information on the Fremont Street Experience's website. The company gave the man and his wife, who made it to the end of the zip-line attraction, a full refund.


- The Associated Press