Girl (6) dies at American amusement park attraction

A six-year-old girl died on Sunday as she took a ride with an attraction in a Colorado amusement park.

At 10:30 a.m., things went awry in Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. The girl was at the time at the Haunted Mine Drop attraction. It is not yet clear how things could have gone wrong, the American American radio station KRDO writes.

The Glenwood Springs amusement park kept its doors closed Monday and Tuesday to investigate the incident.

In a press statement, Suzanne Emery writes on behalf of the park: โ€œOut of respect for the parties involved, we will not disclose any further details before they have been confirmed. Our thoughts go out to everyone involved.โ€

About the attraction

In 2017, the attraction in question opened for the first time. At the attraction visitors arrive in a trolley in an underground mine, which also recreates a free fall, the visitors end up 33 metres lower in the so-called ‘Iron Mountain’.

Park visitors must sign a liability statement before entering attractions.