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Woman dies after 'slipping' out of seat on rollercoaster and falling 26ft

Woman dies after 'slipping' out of seat on rollercoaster and falling 26ft

German police are trying to establish whether the rollercoaster death 'was the result of the fault of a third party'

A woman from Germany has died after she reportedly slipped out of her rollercoaster seat.

The incident occurred on a 26ft ride at Klotti Wildlife and Leisure park in Klotten, Germany at around 4:30pm on Saturday (August 6), Koblenz Public Prosecutor's Office have said.

The 57-year-old who died in the tragic accident has not yet named.

Reports say that police have been trying to establish if the rollercoaster death 'was the result of the fault of a third party'.

Public prosecutors said on Monday (August 8) that 'there is currently no initial suspicion of criminal conduct'.

Specific details around the incident remain unclear.

On Sunday (August 7) , Klotti Park's Facebook page posted (via translated text): "Dear Park-goers, due to a fatal accident, we will also keep Klotti Park closed on Monday 08.08.2022 to support a quick education of the accident by the authorities.

"We would like to use this way to express our deepest sympathy to the family, relatives and friends!

"Our KLOTTI team is still shocked and amazed.

"Since the cause of the accident is still unclear, today we cannot estimate how the parking operations will look like in the next few days.

"Thank you for your understanding!!!"

A follow-up posted last night (August 8) read: "Dear Guests, starting tomorrow the 9th August 2022 we will reopen our KLOTTI park.

"Authorities are still investigating the cause of the accident. Meanwhile, the on-site investigations have ended and the roller coaster affected by the accident has been immediately opened for operation.

"Nevertheless, we decided to have the system inspected again by the TÜV as a precaution.

"Therefore, the roller coaster remains temporarily closed.

"We are still very affected and it will be difficult for us to return to everyday life.

"Our thoughts are with the family, we wish them a lot of strength and confidence in these difficult times."

UNILAD has contacted Klotti Wildlife and Leisure parkland Koblenz Public Prosecutors for comment.

Earlier this year, on March 24, 14-year-old Tyre Sampson tragically fell to his death from the 430-foot Orlando Free Fall ride at the ICON Park.

A team of forensic engineers, which were hired by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services concluded that Sampson had slid out of the harness, feet first, while sliding over the seat horn that sat between his legs.

The accident report revealed that Tyre's seat was still in a locked position when the ride stopped.

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Topics: Germany