Woman falls 26ft to her death from rollercoaster after ‘slipping from seat’

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A WOMAN has died after she plunged 26ft from a moving rollercoaster when she “slipped from her seat”.

The 57-year-old woman, who has not yet been identified, was at the Klotti wildlife and leisure park in Klotten, Germany, when the tragedy happened at around 4.30pm on Saturday.


The woman is thought to have ‘slipped’ from her seat although an investigation is ongoing (file photo)Credit: Klotti

The Koblenz public prosecutor’s office said on Monday afternoon that the woman from St Wendel “slipped from her seat before she fell off from a height of about eight meters”.

Authorities said she had died at the scene.

Officials are working on the cause of death and if it “was the result of the fault of a third party”.

“The investigation is still ongoing,” said a police spokesman.

An autopsy will be carried out on the woman’s body.

Experts will also carry out an examination of the rollercoaster and the car “for possible causes of the accident,” German newspaper Bild reports.

Authorities are looking to question any witnesses who saw the tragedy.

The public prosecutor’s office also emphasised on Monday that “there is currently no initial suspicion of criminal conduct”.

The park has been closed as an investigation into the death takes place.

The wildlife and leisure park in Klotten is mainly popular at families.

One of the biggest attractions at the park is The Hot Ride, which opened in 2004 and is a 532 metre-long rollercoaster with a height of 17.5 metres.

The amusement park advertises the ride as being “not for the faint-hearted”.

It says: “A lot of curves, maximum gradient and up to 60 kilometers per hour, it can take your breath away and your heart leave its usual place.”

The Sun has contacted the park for comment.


The wildlife and amusement park in Klotten is a big attraction for families (file photo)Credit: Klotti

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