The terrible accident at an amusement park in the US state of Utah once again appears to open the door to the safety of these parks and the dangerous equipment therein.
According to the news that took place in the amusement park called Lagoon last Saturday and reflected in the American media, a 32-year-old man fell from his seat on the cable car called “Sky Ride”, which surrounded the entire park, and tragically died.
It was announced that the man, whose name his family did not want to reveal, crashed to the ground from a height of 15 meters and could not be saved despite all the interventions.
Before crashing to the ground, the man was seen hanging from his seat by people in the park and holding onto the seat to avoid falling to the ground. In a video taken by a visitor and posted on Fox 13 news channel, the man appears to be very calm and calmly swinging as the cable car passes over a waterfall in the park.
Police said in a statement they believed this fall was unaware and the incident was not considered suicide.
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In a statement to KUTV from the United States, a park official said, “We believe there is a malfunction in the cable car and this thought is not a mistake caused by the park.
In a press statement, the park spokesperson said the cable car named “Sky Ride” had been in service since 1974 and no accidents had occurred until today.
Park explained that all equipment undergoes regular safety checks and that the cable car was also checked and tested on the Saturday morning when the accident took place.
Park officials shared their sadness over the incident on their social media accounts and conveyed their condolences to the victim’s relatives.