Man dies in Queensland zipline fall

A South Australian man has died and a woman remains in hospital after the pair fell more than 10 metres from a rainforest zipline in Queensland's far north.

The pair were believed to have been harnessed together when they fell from the flying fox run by Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours at Cape Tribulation about 2pm on Tuesday.

The 53-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene, at Camelot Close, north of Cairns.

The 48-year-old woman was flown by rescue helicopter :30pm to the Cairns Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

She remained there on Wednesday with suspected pelvic injuries and injuries to her shoulder and arm.

Phoebe Kitto, a Director of Jungle Surfing, has offered her deepest sympathy to the families and friends of those affected by the tragic accident.

"It will be thoroughly investigated by Workplace Health & Safety, which will receive our full cooperation," she said.

"We are offering counselling to staff and to our patrons."

The zipline takes people through the world renowned Daintree rainforest. It is not clear how or why they fell.

Mossman police are guarding the site until workplace health and safety officers arrive on Wednesday to investigate.

Detectives and Workplace Health and Safety will prepare reports for the coroner.

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