December 3, 2022

My 6th girl died at the Colorado Amusement Park

Authorities are investigating the death of a 6-year-old girl at an amusement park in Glenwood Springs, western Colorado.

Glenwood Springs, Colo. — An investigation is underway into the death of a 6-year-old girl who was on vacation with her family at an amusement park in Glenwood Springs, western Colorado.

Some details have been released, but Suzanne Emery with Glenwood Governs Adventure Park said there was “an incident” Sunday evening during the ghost mine drop ride that caused the death. The Indap Independent reports that the park will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

“Out of respect and concern for all parties involved, we will not comment further until all details have been confirmed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all concerned,” Emery said in a news release.

Garfield County Coroner Robert Glasmeier said park staff began first aid until paramedics arrived and confirmed the girl was dead. The girl’s name was not released.

The Handed Mine Drop, which opened in July 2017, is considered to be the first drop ride going underground, knocking riders 110 feet (33 meters) inside Iron Mountain. Park visitors must sign a liability waiver before heading out for rides or attractions.

The sheriff and autopsy offices are investigating the death.