10-year-old dies after riding roller coaster at Six Flags park in California

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Jasmine Martinez, 10 lost consciousness on a roller coaster and died the next day
Six Flags Magic Mountain says there’s no evidence the incident was ride related
The Revolution roller coaster has been temporarily closed while officials investigate

(CNN)A 10-year-old who lost consciousness on a Six Flags roller coaster in Southern California has died.

Jasmine Martinez was airlifted to the hospital Friday when she was found unconscious but still breathing after riding the Revolution roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California. She was pronounced dead on Saturday, but officials have not yet determined what caused her death, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office said.

The ride, which opened in 1976 and is billed by Six Flags as “one of the most famous and iconic looping roller coasters in the world,” has been temporarily closed pending a review of the incident, amusement park officials said Monday.

“There is no evidence to suggest that this was in any way ride related,” Six Flags Magic Mountain said in a statement expressing condolences to the girl’s family. “We do not know if there was a pre-existing condition.”

More than 45 million people have safely ridden the ride since it opened, Six Flags said.

CNN’s Stella Chan, Cheri Mossburg and Tony Marco contributed to this report.

via:cnn.com


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