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A 6-year-old girl dies at an amusement park in Colorado




The girl, from Colorado Springs, was on vacation with her family and visited the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park on Sunday, according to a statement from the coroner’s office obtained by Affiliated to CNN KMGH.
According to the coroner, the girl was going to the enchanted mine drop in the park. According to The Haunted Mine Drop, it is the world’s first underground voyage on the park website.
“Located on top of Iron Mountain, the new attraction drops riders 110 feet inside the mountain as they hear ghostly mining stories from days gone by.” reads a 2017 press release, when the attraction opened.

The nature of the unidentified victim’s injuries was not immediately available and an autopsy is scheduled for this week, the coroner’s office said Monday.

The statement states that the incident is being investigated by the sheriff’s and forensic offices. He did not provide any details about what might have happened.

“Immediately after the incident, Glenwood Caverns employees began first aid until paramedics arrived with the Glenwood Springs Fire Department and determined the child had died,” the coroner’s statement said.

Some of the attractions have age and height requirements, according to the park website. The Haunted Mine Drop has a minimum height of 46 inches.

“We are deeply saddened and ask you to keep the family of the deceased in your thoughts and prayers,” the amusement park said in a statement posted on its website.

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park said it would be closed until Wednesday after death.