A WOMAN has died after falling 26ft from a moving roller coaster after “slipping out of her seat”, although the exact circumstances are not yet clear.
The 57-year-old woman, who has not yet been identified, was in the Klotti wildlife and leisure park in Klotten on Saturday around 4:30 p.m. when the accident happened.
Authorities are still working on the exact incident, but the Koblenz prosecutor said on Monday afternoon that the woman from St. Wendel “slid from her seat before falling from a height of about eight meters”.
The office said she died at the scene.
Officials are working on the cause of death and whether it was “due to the fault of a third party.”
“The investigation is still ongoing,” said a police spokesman.
An autopsy is performed on the woman’s body.
Experts will also examine the roller coaster and the car “for possible causes of the accident,” reports the German newspaper Bild.
Authorities are trying to interview all witnesses who saw the tragedy.
The public prosecutor’s office also emphasized on Monday that “there is currently no initial suspicion of criminal behavior.
The park has been closed indefinitely.
The wildlife and leisure park in Klotten is primarily aimed at families.
One of the biggest attractions of the park is The Hot Ride, which opened in 2004 and is a 532 meter long roller coaster with a height of 17.5 meters.
The amusement park advertises the ride as “not for the faint of heart.”
It says: “Many curves, maximum incline and up to 60 kilometers per hour, that can take your breath away and leave your heart in its usual place.”
The Sun Online has reached out to the park for comment.
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