Raptor Death?

Saturday, June 8, 2002 1:33 PM

At CP yesterday somebody definitely got hurt on Raptor but I was wondering if anyone knew any more about this. The people sitting on the 2 trains in the brake run were escorted off of the ride from the brake run along with everyone on the train in the station that had the injured person on it. They then told everyone in line that the ride was closed and they did all this before they got the person off of the ride. I heard later in the day that someone had had a heart attack but I was just looking to confirm this.

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 1:59 PM
Well Iwas at the park yesterday, and it looked to me that Raptor wasnt having any problems at all. I did not notice it closed and it was running the last hour of the park operation. I dont know hwat to tell you if anyone has information on this that would be great, I almost don,t know if the story is true or not where did oyu hear this? There was pleanty of other people there anyone else see something I didnt?
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Saturday, June 8, 2002 2:10 PM
I also noticed that Raptor was running during the last hour of park operation and so I am guessing someone didn't die because they probably wouldn't have reopened it that day. Maybe someone just got hurt. I saw this happen while sitting at the tables right by the exit while waiting for my friend that went to the restroom. I saw them unload the trains while still sitting in the brake run, tell everyone in line that the ride was closed, and then an ambulance showed up. I'm not sure what exactly happened, I am just wondering if anyone else does.

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 2:16 PM
If if had been a death, I think we would have heard something about it by now. If an ambulance did infact show up, it could have meant a number of things, but if they took the person out of the park as quick as they could, and left in code 3 (lights and sirens still on, and haulin butt) then something was SERIOUSLY wrong. Basically, if you know how the ambulance left, then you can tell some of the times what happened, or how bad the injury is.

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 2:20 PM

The only thing that had me wondering is the fact that they got this person off last and they unloaded the other trains right on the brake run. If the person was injured, wouldn't they have got that person off first, then the rest of the train, then unloaded the waiting trains in the station. Also, if the heart attack rumor that I heard from another enthusiast during night ERT is true, you would think that if this person was having a heart attack and was still alive, they would have taken that person off first rather than everyone else.

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 3:28 PM
maybe the restraint was stuck closed or something. i donno, just and ide***
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Saturday, June 8, 2002 3:42 PM

if the seats were roped off, then someone died. they would have to close the seats due to possible leaking of bodily fluids on the seat.

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 3:46 PM
Body fluids dont nessicarially have to deal with death, it could have been anything for bodily fluids, blood, puke, poo, it can be anything.

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 3:49 PM
Maybe they hurt their back or neck, in which case you wouldnt want to move them, so they could have been waiting for the paramedics to take care of the person. What time was this around? This seems to be an intresting story to me.

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 4:08 PM
It was around 4 or 4:30 in the afternoon. I finished eating the awesome lunch provided for us in the Point Pavilion, walked over to grab a ride on Disaster Transport, then walked back over to Raptor to check out the line and then my friend said he had to use the restroom, so I sat down and not too long afterwards it happened. You guys are probably right that it wasn't a death because we haven't heard anything about it, I should have known better than to think that but the back or neck injury theory sounds very probable because it seemed to me that Raptor was running a little rough yesterday and the turn into the brake run is quite jarring depending on whether your prepared for it or not. Thanks for the responses.

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 4:24 PM

From what I understand, heart attacks aren't reason for ride closure and I think heart attack deaths have occured from Raptor and Wildcat before. Now, it would probably be closed today if there was some sort of brain injury, but otherwise, if it has something to do with their safety restrictions and either the person doesn't follow it or has one of those problems whether they know or not, I believe it usually stays open. I think they only close rides if there's some sort of safety investigation that needs to be done to find the cause of death or accident they didn't know before whether the person's or park's fault. I rambled, so someone might need to correct me.

Anyway, I hope the person is ok and that the injury was something fairly simple that doesn't put the ride, park, or person at fault at all. Like others have said, if it was a death, it probably would have been on the news, so everyone keep optimistic. :)

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 5:11 PM

There was no mention of it today at the park, so I'd guess it was a minor injury.

When seats are roped off, it does not AT ALL mean that someone has died, as someone stated earlier. We have tied off seats because the PT was weighing wrong, and we needed to keep the load light, and one day I recall roping two seats on Mantis for vomit (after hosed down and ran twice to dry). Any number of things could cause seats to be tied off.

Alan--PTC02

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 5:34 PM
What is up with Mantis and vomit? It seems that every other time I go to ride that coaster they are hosing it down.
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Saturday, June 8, 2002 5:45 PM

We saw a park ambulance at Raptor (around 6pm) but we also noticed that they did NOT take anyone in it, so maybe the entire incident was nothing real bad!
Catherine-we all had the same puke problem when we went to Ban-Mantis too yesterday morning. Guess maybe they couldn't STAND the ride?? ;)

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 6:11 PM

LuvRaptor said:

We saw a park ambulance at Raptor (around 6pm) but we also noticed that they did NOT take anyone in it, so maybe the entire incident was nothing real bad!



If noone was taken in an ambulance, the incident is nothing that anyone who should be worried about, an ambulance was probably called by Cedar Point for safety precautions, basically just covering their butts so they cant get in trouble with any authorities. It is pretty bad though that now theme parks have to call for an ambulance for the smallest of things.

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 6:38 PM
I hope nothing serious happened... Im going in 2 weeks and whatever happened I hope the person is ok :-O This is a bad year for theme parks Besides on all those shows featuring Raptor that turn never looked to be jarring? Oh well!

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 7:03 PM
I wouldnt be surprised if the person did get a heart attack. The first time I went on the ride I thought I did. I hope he/she is all right.
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