HCSO: Fatal zipline accident

A Gainesville man died over the weekend in what appears to be a freak accident involving a homemade zipline at a residence in the 4300 block of Whitmire Circle.

Hall County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) deputies were called to the scene by a neighbor just before 1:15 Saturday afternoon. When they arrived, they found Stephen Reeves, 58, entangled in a rope in the middle of the zipline, hanging several feet from the ground.

Investigators believe Reeves had been dead less than 24 hours.

(Pictured: Illustration, not actual picture. Presented for the purpose of showing those who may not know what a zipline is. They are used for recreational purposes to move a person between two trees.)