A 6-year-old girl has died after riding an amusement park ride in Colorado.
She was on holiday with her family when she rode the Haunted Mine Drop, which is said to be the first-ever drop ride to go underground.
The Garfield County Coroner’s Office has confirmed that she passed away, but the nature of her injuries are not yet known.
“Immediately following the incident, Glenwood Caverns employees initiated first aid until paramedics with the Glenwood Springs Fire Department arrived and determined the child had died,” they revealed.
So, where is this fatal ride? And what does it look like? Watch a video of the ride below.
Where is the ride?
The Haunted Mine Drop ride is at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Colorado.
It’s located on top of a mountain 7100 feet above Glenwood Springs, Colorado, which is 160 miles west of Denver.
The park originally offered just cave tours, but underwent a major expansion in 2003.
The Haunted Mine Drop is one of the park’s thrill rides that has a height restriction of 46″ or 116cm.
Watch videos of the Haunted Mine Drop
If you’re wondering exactly what the Haunted Mine Drop ride actually is, it’s best to watch a video.
Riders have posted clips of the wild-west drop ride on YouTube, which looks similar to Disney’s Tower of Terror.
The ride drops you 110 feet through a mountain as you listen to ghostly mountain tales.
The YouTube video below shows the Haunted Mine Drop ride in detail.
Glenwood Caverns has posted a statement
When you visit the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park website, a statement pops up addressing the recent fatality.
“On the evening of September 5th, a fatality occurred at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. An investigation is ongoing,” they said.
The park then said: “We are deeply saddened and ask that you please keep the family of the deceased in your thoughts and prayers.”
They also revealed that the park will be closed on Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th September.
Glenwood Caverns also posted the following statement on Twitter.