Kings Island death ruled natural from heart condition

Posted | Contributed by Jeff

Homer Shields III died on August 8 after a ride on Kings Island's Firehawk, and his death was ruled natural by the Hamilton County Coroner's Office, caused by a heart condition

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While saddening news for anyone dying, it's a good break for Kings Island.. they have had too many problems this year.

Brandon James
Cedar Point Employee 2006-2009

Though I wonder if further investigation will show that his aorta dissected from the forces caused by the ride and the type of harness. I have been on a few lie-down type coasters that have caused my chest to hurt (Manta specifically). The strange combo of the G-forces and the harnesses really seem to create a "pulling" sensation...I don't want this to be the case, but I'm just curious...

"Look at us spinning out in the madness of a roller coaster" - Dave Matthews Band

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