Man dies after riding GOLIATH at SFoG.

Friday, July 28, 2006 11:09 AM
Cobb County authorities say a 45-year-old man died of an apparent heart attack after becoming unconscious during a roller coaster ride at Six Flags amusement park.

Fire Lt. Dan Dupree said authorities were called to the park about noon Thursday after the man lost consciousness while on the park's newest roller coaster — Goliath.

Dupree said firefighters arrived to see Emergency Medical Services workers and employees of the park treating a man who was suffering from cardiac arrest. The man was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities have not released his name.

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Friday, July 28, 2006 11:13 AM
Not another one :-/
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Friday, July 28, 2006 11:15 AM
Do you have a link to a credible source. That would be appreciated. Thanks though for the info.
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Friday, July 28, 2006 11:18 AM
^there ya go:
http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/cobb/stories/0728sixflags.html *** Edited 7/28/2006 3:18:59 PM UTC by swampfoxer***
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Friday, July 28, 2006 11:18 AM
Wow, this is becoming a weekly thing.
My sympathies to those involved.

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Friday, July 28, 2006 11:37 AM
This year is crazy. Even though most things have been pre-existing conditions, it still seems like a REALLY bad year.
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Friday, July 28, 2006 11:38 AM
http://www.wsbtv.com/news/9591267/detail.html
Jeff Young
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Friday, July 28, 2006 12:19 PM
First of all my heart goes out to family and friends of this man and i will be praying for all of you

I was in line for the Goliath when this happened i had been waiting for about 20 min. so i didnt see him when he got off the ride but i did see them bring im down the ramp in a wheel chair and for some reason i knew that he was died (i know they say i didnt die until he was on his way to the hosiptal but he was already so life less) what i dont understand is why he would get on the ride if he knew that he had a heart problem (assuming he knew) im so glad it has nothing to with the ride its a great ride (my favorite)

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Friday, July 28, 2006 7:42 PM
When will this stop. Holy crap.
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Friday, July 28, 2006 8:44 PM
beast7369's avatar Even people who know they have a heart problem dont always know how to read....or care...or whatever the case maybe. He may have thought he would be fine. Maybe he had been for several trips on coasters before. Unfortunately he paid with his life on this ride. My prayers and sympathy go out to his family and friends.
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Friday, July 28, 2006 8:48 PM
Mamoosh's avatar This year is crazy. Even though most things have been pre-existing conditions, it still seems like a REALLY bad year.

I don't think it's worse than any other year...I think what's happening is that these kinds of incidents are being more widely reported.

Here is what Rideman said on RRC:

Go look at rideaccidents.com and look at the archive. I just looked over the site and the current listings show only the incidents that we've all heard about. But if you look in the archive you'll see that there were a lot of minor (and not so minor) ride incidents that most of us completely missed. The difference is that now we're hearing about every little thing. My impression is that this year is about like normal.

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Friday, July 28, 2006 10:19 PM
I hope this doesn't offend anyone, but I am a christian, and the Bible says, "It is appointed unto men once to die" (Hebrews 9:27) I feel when your time is up, it's up! I do not know if anyone of the people who died while riding an attraction at an Amusement Park knew if they had a "Pre-Existing Condition" or not. but they were probably there at the park to do the same thing all of us would be doing, to have a day of fun, and put the worries of the world behind us, if only but for a day. It just sop happend that their time was up, and nothing they could have done would have prevented it. My Prayers go out to the Families of those who were involved in these fatalities. However, NONE of us knows when our time is going to happen (Unless you have an appointment with "The Chair") So I belive we should live our lives, be ourselves and whenever our time is up, we'll be seeing all those who passed on before us. I don't know about you, but I have a feeling the worst Amusement Parks in Heaven make Holiday World look like Edgewater! :) God Bless you ALL! *** Edited 7/29/2006 2:25:45 AM UTC by Borntocoast***
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Friday, July 28, 2006 11:20 PM
But why must the meadia always say AFTER RIDING COASTER...as if its the coaster's fault. People have heart attacks every day. They don't write stories saying "Man Dies of Heat Attack after Getting Morning Paper!" I mean yes, I feel bad for the guy and his family and I know this must be a tough time, but why does the media have to broadcast it just because its a coaster?
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Saturday, August 5, 2006 3:56 PM
SFoGswim's avatar Why was this not submitted to news?
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Saturday, August 5, 2006 4:29 PM

scoaster said:
But why must the meadia always say AFTER RIDING COASTER...as if its the coaster's fault. People have heart attacks every day. They don't write stories saying "Man Dies of Heat Attack after Getting Morning Paper!" I mean yes, I feel bad for the guy and his family and I know this must be a tough time, but why does the media have to broadcast it just because its a coaster?

because more than likely the coaster would contribute to the death over reading a paper..
:)

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Saturday, August 5, 2006 6:37 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar Re: Borntocoaster

I'm a Christian too, but all the faith in the world doesn't make a tragedy less tragic. And if your time is already appointed, why take care of your health and safety?

It *always* goes back to the tension between divine sovreignty and human responsibility.


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Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Sunday, August 6, 2006 1:31 PM
Reporting that a man died from riding a coaster has more of a human curiosity element than reporting that a man died of a heart attack while sitting in a chair watching TV, which is why it was reported and not the 50 or so other Americans who died from heart attacks that day.

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