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    Wongel Estifanos (6) dies on amusement park ride at Glenwood Cavens Adventure Park

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...rk/5746804001/
    6-year-old girl dies on amusement park ride at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Colorado

    A 6-year-old girl was killed on an amusement park ride on Sunday at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, authorities said.

    At 7:44 p.m. Sunday night, the Garfield County Coroner?s Office was notified a 6-year-old girl suffered fatal injuries while riding the Haunted Mine Drop ride at the amusement park, according to a statement from Garfield County Coroner Robert M. Glassmire.

    Following the incident, park employees began administering first aid until paramedics arrived and pronounced the child dead at the scene.

    The coroner's office did not release the identity of the child but said the girl was from Colorado Springs and vacationing in the area with her family.

    Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park said in a statement of Facebook the park would be closed Monday and Tuesday.

    "An incident occurred this evening, September 5, at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park on the Haunted Mine Drop ride that resulted in a fatality," the statement read. "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."

    The Haunted Mine Drop, which opened in July 2017, is billed as the first drop ride to go underground, plunging riders 110 feet inside of Iron Mountain. Park visitors are required to sign a liability waiver before going on any rides or attractions.

    The sheriff?s and coroner?s offices are investigating the death and an autopsy is scheduled later this week.

    "The Coroner?s Office extends their condolences to the friends and family of the victim," Glassmire said in the statement.

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    Well, it's not a ride I'd go on but that's just me. Six years old is kind of young IMHO. How big was she? Do they have an age/size restriction in place? Since nobody else died, it's obvious that the injuries were due to her not being restrained properly. Perhaps the bar and seat belt weren't small enough to keep her in the seat?

    If it wasn't haunted before, it sure as hell will be now. Way too young.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Babe 73 View Post
    Well, it's not a ride I'd go on but that's just me. Six years old is kind of young IMHO. How big was she? Do they have an age/size restriction in place? Since nobody else died, it's obvious that the injuries were due to her not being restrained properly. Perhaps the bar and seat belt weren't small enough to keep her in the seat?

    If it wasn't haunted before, it sure as hell will be now. Way too young.
    Riders must be 46 inches, or 3-foot-10, to get on.
    https://www.blackhillsfox.com/2021/0...dent-colorado/

    (There are lap belts, but no shoulder restraints from another article)
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    Holy shit I would never get on that ride. It looks terrifying.

    I wonder if the ride malfunctioned or she had a medical episode?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angiebla View Post
    Holy shit I would never get on that ride. It looks terrifying.

    I wonder if the ride malfunctioned or she had a medical episode?
    I thought of a medical episode, but it says that she suffered fatal injuries. I would think by that description it would be trauma rather than a seizure or something like that.
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    Girl (6) Killed On Haunted Mine Drop Ride, Colorado

    Yet another "haunted" ride that can be advertised as authentic now


    https://www.nydailynews.com/news/nat...kwa-story.html

    6-year-old girl dies at Colorado adventure park
    By KATE FELDMAN
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
    SEP 06, 2021 AT 4:02 PM


    A 6-year-old girl died Sunday night at a Glenwood Springs, Colo., adventure park in the middle of a ride.

    The girl, who has not been publicly identified, was riding the Haunted Mine Drop ride at the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park when she was ?fatally injured,? the Garfield County Coroner?s Office told the Daily News.

    Glenwood Caverns employees performed first aid until paramedics from the Glenwood Springs Fire Department arrived and pronounced her dead.

    The coroner?s office said she and her family were on vacation from Colorado Springs, about four hours southeast of Glenwood Springs.


    The girl died while riding the Haunted Mine Drop. (Chelsea Self/AP)


    An autopsy is scheduled for this week.

    Park officials shut down Glenwood Caverns Monday and Tuesday.

    ?Our thoughts and prayers go out to all involved,? the park said in a statement.

    The Haunted Mine Drop ride, which opened in July 2017, plummets 110 feet into a mountain and is one of the park?s ?perennial visitor favorites,? according to its website. The ride has a 46-inch minimum height requirement.



    Some vid of the ride





    Edit : Soz guys, I knew I was going to double up threads sooner or later because my mds search skills are so rusty. Lol I was convinced it was going to happen with the missing kid case yesterday
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    https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/News/fami...ry?id=79935661

    A friend of the family of a 6-year-old girl who died tragically at a Colorado amusement park is speaking out.

    "This is a parent's worst nightmare and something you don't wish on your worst enemy," Bementayehu Mekonnen, a spokesperson for the Estifanos family, told "Good Morning America" Friday. "Their world shattered. One moment they are in denial. The next minute they are trying to plead with God to bring her back. They are bargaining with him. They are angry."

    The Estifanos lost their daughter Wongel in a fatal accident Sunday at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, located atop Iron Mountain in Glenwood Springs, about 60 miles west of Vail.

    Wongel was fatally injured while riding on the Haunted Mine Drop ride -- which plunges riders 110 feet down a pitch-black tunnel in seconds -- the Garfield County Coroner's Office said.

    Investigators are still working to determine what led to the girl's death, but 911 dispatch calls stated that "the ride was in operation when the child fell from it -- approximately 110 feet."

    Employees of the amusement park administered first aid until paramedics arrived, the coroner's office said in a statement.

    The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment said the ride was inspected in June and has passed inspections since it opened in 2017.

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    A 6-year-old Colorado girl fell to her death at the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs earlier this month after ride operators failed to properly check her seatbelts, state officials said.

    Wongel Estifanos of Colorado Springs, Colo., died from her injuries on Sept. 5 after investigators said she fell 110 feet from the Haunted Mine Drop ride.

    Estifanos was visiting the amusement park during Labor Day weekend while on vacation with her family.

    In a report from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, state investigators say the child was sitting on top of two seat belts previously buckled on the ride instead of wearing them properly them across her lap.

    State investigators said an alarm system warned workers of the issue, but two of the workers, who had been hired within the past two months, weren't properly trained to fix the issue.

    One of the workers reset the system and began to dispatch the ride, investigators said.

    "Safety is, and always has been, our top priority," park officials told KDVR-TV.

    Park officials told the local broadcaster they're continuing to work closely with Colorado Department of Labor and Employment safety experts who are reviewing the incident.

    The Haunted Mine Drop, which opened in July 2017, is referred to as the first drop ride to go underground, dropping riders 110 feet inside of Iron Mountain.

    https://www.npr.org/2021/09/24/10405...ling-seat-belt
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    Oh.my.god. she wasnt even buckled in? That poor kid fell to her death. They didnt check everyones belt before they went down?

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    I smell a lawsuit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by curiouscat View Post
    I smell a lawsuit.
    As there should be. Trust if that were my child there would be hell to pay.

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    Where were her grown ups? They let her go on ride alone?

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    So.... An alarm goes off and they ignore it? Why have the alarm in the first place if they're just going to ignore the fucking thing? Also, I'm with Pidge. Where were get parents in all of this? Did they just let her sit on top of the seatbelts and ignore her?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Babe 73 View Post
    So.... An alarm goes off and they ignore it? Why have the alarm in the first place if they're just going to ignore the fucking thing? Also, I'm with Pidge. Where were get parents in all of this? Did they just let her sit on top of the seatbelts and ignore her?
    Yeah. At that age I never road a ride that my dad or one of my uncles wasn't right there making sure I was strapped in...




    The park had been shut down because of the pandemic and only recently reopened. Sounds like they had people working there who didn't know wtf they were doing for sure.
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    I totally missed where the alarm went off. Thats gross negligence.

    The ride operaters are usually no-so-bright teenagers that arent making much and dont care. I agree an adult with her should have checked, unless she went on her own, which isnt unheard of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angiebla View Post
    I totally missed where the alarm went off. Thats gross negligence.

    The ride operaters are usually no-so-bright teenagers that arent making much and dont care. I agree an adult with her should have checked, unless she went on her own, which isnt unheard of.
    Honestly. Even the dumbest of the dumb should have known better. These alarms are literally put in to place for morons. They heard the alarm and just said, "Ummm... What's that? Well, whatever. Nevermind. We'll just reset the computer and plunge people 110 feet in to the abyss. No biggie".

    This has me SO fucking angry. I don't care how inexperienced or how young or how stupid people are. Two people completely ignored an alarm and then operated the ride without taking the time to figure out why there was even an alarm in the first place. It's beyond gross negligence. It's also the reason why you'll never catch me on any of that shit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Babe 73 View Post
    Honestly. Even the dumbest of the dumb should have known better. These alarms are literally put in to place for morons. They heard the alarm and just said, "Ummm... What's that? Well, whatever. Nevermind. We'll just reset the computer and plunge people 110 feet in to the abyss. No biggie".

    This has me SO fucking angry. I don't care how inexperienced or how young or how stupid people are. Two people completely ignored an alarm and then operated the ride without taking the time to figure out why there was even an alarm in the first place. It's beyond gross negligence. It's also the reason why you'll never catch me on any of that shit.
    You are right. Im making excuses for them...Im just wondering how often the alarm thing goes off? If its a regular thing?

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