A teenager tragically died and a woman was injured on a high-speed ride at Luna Park in Cap d’Agde, France.
Details of the Incident
The “Adrenaline” cable swing ride at Luna Park reaches speeds of up to 70 mph and the victims fell due to strong winds.
The 17-year-old boy fell approximately 180 feet from the ride because of the strong winds.
Confirmation from Local Prosecutor
Raphael Balland, the local prosecutor, confirmed the accident and stated that the teenager died from his injuries and a 19-year-old woman was critically injured.
In response to the tragedy, Luna Park decided to close its facility on Sunday.
Unusually Strong Winds
Cap d’Adge mayor Gilles d’Ettore mentioned that Saturday night experienced rare strong winds that caused the accident.
Lack of By-Law
There was no local by-law in place to stop the ride in severe weather conditions at the popular seaside resort.
Authorities and the community expressed their condolences to the victims’ families.
An investigation into the accident has been initiated to determine the cause and prevent future incidents.
The incident raises concerns about the safety protocols and regulations in place at amusement parks.
Support for the Injured Woman
Efforts are being made to provide necessary medical assistance and support to the 19-year-old woman who was critically injured.
Grieving the Tragic Loss
The community mourns the loss of the teenager, emphasizing the importance of ensuring the safety of amusement park visitors.
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