After falling about 50 feet on the ground, a man has died, apparently freed from a security barrier.
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So, the man, who did not wish to be named, was seen on video “hanging” on Sky Ride at the Black Amusement Park in Farmington, Utah. Onlookers said the man “looked calm” and did not appear to have made any attempt to get back into the gondola. Farmington Police Chief Wayne Hanson said: “We are still trying to find out why he did that. He said toxicology tests are being conducted as part of the post-mortem. Authorities have not released the name of the 32-year-old man who fell about 50 feet from a ski-lift ride that took visitors through the amusement park.
The ride has a safety bar. Especially, it prevents passengers from getting out of the chair when moving. “It was part of what we tested, and it worked just as it should,” said Chief Hansen. “He seems to have done something to avoid it.”
He said the man was alone on the trip, but family members went to the park with him. Hansen said the park management was cooperating with police investigations. And he was confident they would look at their own “independent things.” He added: “It’s a matter of what he does and why, and some of which we never know.”
The first emergency call about the incident was made on Saturday, August 15, around 6 p.m. And also, the man was airlifted to the University of Utah by helicopter in critical condition but died Monday morning. As well, Adam Leishman, a spokesman for the park, said the race would be checked before the start of each working day for visitors before shipment. And also, the security information was stated: “in print or orally.” Moreover, he expressed his heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the person who witnessed the incident and our guests and staff.
And also, the spokesman for the Utah Department of Transportation, John Gleason, said the Utah Passenger Ropeway Safety Committee has jurisdiction over the sky ride. Furthermore, he said they had been in touch with the park managers, but it looked like a police investigation this time. The horrific incident “does not appear to be a malfunction of mechanical, electrical or structural components,” he said.
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