(AbsoluteNews.com) – Roller Coasters are usually incredibly safe. Still, there’s a chance something could go awry. That’s exactly what happened in Colorado over Labor Day weekend.
On Sunday, September 5, a 6-year-old child died at the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. The little girl was on the Haunted Mine Drop ride when tragedy struck. Park employees performed first aid on the child until paramedics arrived and they determined she’d passed away. The rollercoaster reportedly plunges 110 feet below ground.
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The amusement park released a statement on its website saying, “We are deeply saddened and ask that you please keep the family of the deceased in your thoughts and prayers.”
Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time a child has died while at an amusement park. In June, an 11-year-old boy died at Adventureland Park in Altoona, Iowa when a raft he was riding overturned. In 2016, Kansas state Rep. Scott Schwab’s (R) 10-year-old son Caleb died on the Verrückt water slide at the Schlitterbahn Water Park. The child was reportedly decapitated while going down the ride.
Authorities are now investigating to determine what caused the latest death in Colorado. Hopefully, the family will get answers soon. In the meantime, America is mourning with them.
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