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    Cedar Point Death on Raptor Ride

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family of a man in his mid forty's who just 3 hours ago jumped a restricted fence to the park's Raptor roller coaster, and was struck in the head and killed. You can see a report here:
    http://fox8.com/2015/08/13/sandusky-...t-near-raptor/

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    Super Member magicart87's Avatar
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    Tragic. Prayers to the family.

    It's saddening to know that people for reasons that elude me think to enter a restricted area and stuff like this happens. I've read countless stories similar to this one in which park guests will sneak through a gated area and for what!? An untimely ultimate loss of life.

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    Apparently his belongings had come out while riding. The reason why we put them on shelves in the station or get wristbands for storage.

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    The park even states, that if you happen to loose an item while riding any ride, alert the nearest staff member. I agree that this is awful, and I'm not trying to brush aside the fact that a man was killed yesterday; but there are approximately 15 "RESTRICTD AREA" sigs around the Raptor ride. He lost his wallet and cell phone... and his life was definitely more important than those articles.

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    Here's an update on the ride. It looks like it's back up and running already: http://www.cleveland.com/travel/inde...ill_reope.html

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    All parks have the "Alert a member of staff if an item is lost around the ride including the queues" I'm surprised it didn't cross his mind that he may get seriously hurt and/or die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandomMrBrick View Post
    All parks have the "Alert a member of staff if an item is lost around the ride including the queues" I'm surprised it didn't cross his mind that he may get seriously hurt and/or die.
    that's what confuses me a bit... If they get under the coaster's track, don't they see/hear the train coming? And seriously, what are the odds of going under the track for a few seconds and having a train go over that section at the same time? Raptor only has a train depart about every 2-3 minutes, and he just happened to be unlucky enough to go under the tracks right at the wrong time.

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    Another update, Cedar Point has said they will cancel their 2016 announcement that was going to take place on the 18th of this month due to the incident:

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    How many times has this happened on B&M inverts? It's terribly sad but it is his own fault entirely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CedarPointFan View Post
    My thoughts and prayers are with the family of a man in his mid forty's who just 3 hours ago jumped a restricted fence to the park's Raptor roller coaster, and was struck in the head and killed. You can see a report here:
    http://fox8.com/2015/08/13/sandusky-...t-near-raptor/
    Poor guy... Hopefully in the future theme parks can think of a better way to retrieve lost items, and reduce fatalities...

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