[국제]American woman in her 40s faints while riding a roller coaster and dies

A woman who passed out while riding a roller coaster at an American amusement park and was taken to a hospital has died.

According to the Chicago Tribune on the 8th, Dunn Jankovic (47), a woman living in Brunswick, Ohio, visited the theme park ‘Holiday World and Splashing Safari’ in southern Indiana on the 4th, according to the Chicago Tribune.

On this day, Jankovic boarded the most popular ride, ‘The Boy’, to enjoy the thrill. But when the roller coaster she rode back to the starting point, Jankovic was unconscious.

After paramedics working at the amusement park gave first aid, Jankovic was taken to the hospital by ambulance, but she never recovered consciousness. The Dubois County Coroner’s Office said, “The body has been autopsied to determine the exact cause of death and is awaiting results.”

A Holiday World official said, “After the incident, all roller coasters were inspected, but there were no problems with the equipment.” Amusement park officials stopped using the roller coaster on the evening of the 4th when the accident occurred, but it is now resumed.

The wooden roller coaster ‘The Boy’ is an amusement ride that started operating in May 2006 and was inspired by the Mayflower, which came to North America by British Puritans in 1620. It has a height of 48m, a total length of 1,964m, a maximum speed of 108km/h, and a running time of 2 minutes 45 seconds. In 2013, it was also named as the ‘World’s Best Roller Coaster’ by ‘Time Magazine’.

‘Holiday World and Splashing Safari’ is located about 35 miles (56 km) east of Evansville. The amusement park was temporarily closed due to the spread of COVID-19, but reopened on the 15th of last month.

YTN PLUS reporter Jeong Yoon-ju
(younju@ytnplus.co.kr)

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