Tragedy as girl, 6, dies on amusement park ride which plunges 110 feet down
A little six-year-old girl has died after going on an amusement park ride while on a family holiday, tragic reports say.
Few details have been released on the tragedy but Suzzane Emery with the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, Colorado, reported an "incident" took place on Sunday evening that caused the death.
It's believed it occurred on the Haunted Mine Drop ride.
Following the incident, the park has been closed since and will remain shut on Tuesday, writes the Post Independent.
Emery said in a statement: "Out of respect and concern for all parties involved, we will not have further comment until all details have been confirmed.
"Our thoughts and prayers go out to all involved."
An investigation has been opened in what happened on the ride surrounding the death.
Park employees administered first aid until paramedics arrived, Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire said.
The medical teams determined the young girl had passed away.
An autopsy is scheduled for this week, the coroner's office confirmed.
The girl's name or identity has not been released, but it's said she was from Colorado Springs and was vacationing with her family, writes CNN.
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The ride, the Haunted Mine Drope, first opened in July 2017 and is said to be the first drop ride where guests dive underground.
The ride plunges thrill-seekers 110 feet inside of Iron Mountain.
Reports state it can reach an acceleration of up to 4Gs.
Park visitors are required to sign a release of liability waiver before enjoying any rides or attractions.
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The Haunted Mine Drop ride has a height minimum of 46 inches for guests to ride.
The Sheriff's and coroner's offices are investigating the incident.
The amusement park posted a message to visitors on its website on Monday which said: "On the evening of September 5th a fatality occurred at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. An investigation is ongoing.
"We are deeply saddened and ask that you please keep the family of the deceased in your thoughts and prayers.
"Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park will be closed Monday, September 6 and Tuesday, September 7."
The park, which opened in 1999, is located in Glenwood Springs, approximately 160 miles west of Denver.
It bills itself as 'America's only mountain-top theme park.'
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