Child fatality at the Haunted Mine Drop ride in Glenwood Springs.
A child fatality has been reported at the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs on the Haunted Mine Drop ride, according to a release on the park's website:
"On the evening of September 5, a fatality occurred at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. An investigation is ongoing. We are deeply saddened and ask that you please keep the family of the deceased in your thoughts and prayers. Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park will be closed Monday, September 6, and Tuesday, September 7."
The Colorado Sun reports that the accident involved a 6 yr old girl from Colorado Springs who was vacationing with her parents at the time.
According to a release from the Garfield County Coroners Office, "The circumstances of the fatality is under investigation by the sheriff's office and coroner's office."
They added, "Glenwood Caverns employees initiated first aid until paramedics with the Glenwood Springs Fire Department arrived and determined the child had died."
An autopsy is scheduled with the Coroner's office forensics pathologist for later this week.