A woman has died after falling 26 feet from a rollercoaster in Germany.
The 57-year-old, who has not been named, fell from a ride at the Klotti Wildlife and Leisure Park in Kloten, Germany, on Sunday at around 4.30 pm.
The Koblenz public prosecutor’s office said on Monday that the woman, a resident of Sankt Wendel, “slipped from her seat before falling from a height of eight metres”.
It said the uneven terrain surrounding the ride made rescue difficult.
The woman was declared brought dead at the scene.
Police were investigating whether the ride was “the result of the fault of a third party,” Bild newspaper reported.
It said investigators are working to determine the cause of death and engineering experts have been called to investigate the rollercoaster and the car she was in.
However, the Public Prosecutor’s Office stated that “there is currently no preliminary suspicion of criminal conduct”.
The park was closed on Monday after the accident.
In a statement on Sunday, a spokesperson said: “We would like to take this opportunity to express our deepest sympathies to the family, relatives and friends.
“Our KLOTTI team is still shocked and stunned.”
Another statement on Monday said the park would reopen on Tuesday.
“Officers are still investigating how the accident happened,” a spokesman said. He said the on-site investigation has been completed and the roller coaster has been cleared for resumption.
But they were rechecking it “as a precaution” by officials from Germany’s Technical Inspection Association and thus it would be temporarily closed.
The statement said: “We are still deeply affected and it will be difficult for us to return to everyday life. Our thoughts are with the relatives, we wish them much strength and confidence in this difficult time.”
The park’s website describes the roller coaster as “not for the faint of heart”.
It adds: “Full of curves, maximum gradient and up to 60 kilometers per hour, it can take your breath away and your heart leave its normal place.”