Death on Goliath

Saturday, June 2, 2001 7:20 PM
I just saw on the news that there was a death on Goliath at SFMM Quote:Woman Dies After Magic Mountain Roller Coaster Ride
KFWB) -- A 28-year-old woman died within minutes of riding the "Goliath" roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia. It appears she was uninjured, but suffered some sort of internal medical problem.
A Magic Mountain spokesman reported the woman was unconscious when the ride came to a stop back on the loading platform. He says the woman was immediately taken by ambulance to nearby Henry Mayo Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The woman's identity was not immediately released, be she is believed to be from outside Southern California, and was seated next to a friend or relative in the roller coaster. Goliath is a smooth ride that remains upright throughout, but does include extreme drops. It opened in the year 2000.

The park spokesman said he could not confirm heart attack as the cause of death. Such a determination would have to come from the coroner's office.

6.02.01, 6:20p


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Saturday, June 2, 2001 7:22 PM

WHAT! HOW? What channel? When did it happen on the ride? How old were they? Guy or Girl? Do you know if there is anything about it on tonights news?
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Saturday, June 2, 2001 7:26 PM
WoW that's some breaking news, thats pretty sad. He said it was a 28-year-old woman , sfmmlord

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Saturday, June 2, 2001 7:26 PM
I heard it was a heart attack

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Saturday, June 2, 2001 7:28 PM
WOW, 28 years old and a Heart attack... Was she overweight?

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Saturday, June 2, 2001 7:29 PM
There was a post on this a little bit earlier...called The (last) ride of your lifetime. It's very sad.

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Saturday, June 2, 2001 7:30 PM

I bet it was during the helix
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Saturday, June 2, 2001 7:47 PM
Wow, that is very sad....a little strange, though... but sad...

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Saturday, June 2, 2001 7:49 PM
We should probably start this in a new thread but what would you want to be your last ride ? It would have to be the beast for me cause that ride does somethin wierd to me i don't know what it is :)

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Saturday, June 2, 2001 7:58 PM
Two words. Remember '99.

Will this be another summer that leads to ignorant oafs writing articles on how coasters are evil and deadly? I hope not.

The death has saddened me, but still, if she knew she had a heart problem, she shouldn't have ridden the coaster. They have warnings posted all over.

Blood clot in the helix? Maybe a stroke from the blood pushed away from the brain? If either is the case, the coaster caused the death, and that is NOT a very fun thing to think about.

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Saturday, June 2, 2001 8:09 PM
It's a sad story but things like this do happen. Almost 100% of the time the rider has a medical condition which caused the fatality, probably the case here.
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Saturday, June 2, 2001 8:39 PM
Take this one to the news section...

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