Man falls about 50 feet from Lagoon Sky Ride

Posted Monday, August 16, 2021 8:50 AM | Contributed by ShaneDenmark

A man fell off the Sky Ride at Lagoon early Saturday evening and an emergency medical crew took him to a hospital, but the park said it has "no reason to believe there was a malfunction with the ride."

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Monday, August 16, 2021 11:10 PM

It looks like a Sky Glider, which has become standard for two-seater rides at fairs and parks. There’s a bit of a risk in that it’s entirely possible for someone to climb out, or for a small child to work their way under the bar.
It seems ay first glance that the person put himself out over the bar, or raised it and went under. (There is a locking mechanism to prevent the bar from going up, but the lock can be reached by an adult passenger.) The photos shows him hanging from the upper rung of the lap bar which would probably not be the first place one would grab if they fell out. This happened 150 feet from one of the end stations.
I’m leaving at 6am tomorrow, Tuesday, for my trip to Lagoon where I plan to spend two days. I’ll be mad if their Sky Ride isn’t operating- it’s a nice scenic ride and is quite long and I’m looking forward to it.

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Monday, August 16, 2021 11:28 PM
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Idiot.

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Monday, August 16, 2021 11:40 PM
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”it’s a nice scenic ride and is quite long and I’m looking forward to it.”

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021 5:13 AM

Yeah, I heard it.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021 11:08 AM
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Apparently the man died:

https://www.ksl.com/article/50224267/man-who-fell-50-feet-from-lagoon-ride-dies

The strange thing about this is how calm the guy seems to be in that video. I don't think this was an accident in any way.


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Tuesday, August 17, 2021 11:45 AM
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Amazing how I can be as into roller coasters and theme parks to be logged into a forum about them and I have never heard of this place. I've been to SLC to ski twice and had no idea. Sad it had to be like this.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021 11:50 AM
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I've been interested for a long time, I think this looks like a really interesting park.


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Tuesday, August 17, 2021 12:02 PM

I think I read he was doing pull-ups on the bar. And look how he was hanging… He doesn’t look like he fell out, it looks like he climbed out.


But then again, what do I know?

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021 12:03 PM
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It does look neat. Weird coasters including two Schwarzkopfs and a Miller, a haunted dark ride, and what looks to be.... charm?


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Tuesday, August 17, 2021 12:13 PM
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Jeff said:

I don't think this was an accident in any way.

Most of the discussion I've seen on this seems to believe it was a suicide at this point based on reports and witnesses.


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Tuesday, August 17, 2021 1:36 PM

eightdotthree said:

and what looks to be.... charm?

Don't let Kinzel get a hold of it.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021 1:41 PM
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At least the midways would be clean...


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Tuesday, August 17, 2021 7:13 PM

eightdotthree said:
Amazing how I can be as into roller coasters and theme parks to be logged into a forum about them and I have never heard of this place. (...)

And yet the Beach Boys mentioned it in their song, "Salt Lake City" from the album"Summer Days (and Summer Nights!!)". That's the same album that has "Amusement Parks USA", plus a couple of less notable songs*.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

* Know your audience. This one also has "Help Me, Rhonda" and "California Girls."

--DCAjr


    /X\        _      *** Respect rides. They do not respect you. ***
/XXX\ /X\ /X\_ _ /X\__ _ _ _____
/XXXXX\ /XXX\ /XXXX\_ /X\ /XXXXX\ /X\ /X\ /XXXXX
_/XXXXXXX\__/XXXXX\/XXXXXXXX\_/XXX\_/XXXXXXX\__/XXX\_/XXX\_/\_/XXXXXX

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021 9:30 PM

Word around town is that he was being an a-hole, intoxicated and showing off.
If anyone has ever tried that carnival game where you hang from a bar and try to last 2 minutes then you know that he could never last hanging from that long ride.
I’ll be at the park tomorrow and Thursday. Maybe I can get some insight.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021 5:56 AM

Make sure to talk to the lemon chill guy. I hear he is a great source of info.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021 10:34 AM

Oh ho, lol!! That one never gets ol…. oh, wait. Yes it does.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021 3:56 PM
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Rip Ride Rockit Meme > Lemon Chill Guy Meme?


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Wednesday, August 18, 2021 4:03 PM
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I was going to say talking to the lemon chill guy > riding Rip Ride Rockit


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Wednesday, August 18, 2021 4:31 PM
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Sucks.

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