Posted Wednesday, July 30, 2003 5:38 AM | Contributed by supermandl34
Karen Krekeler died Friday after suffering a heart attack on Top Gun at Paramount's Kings Island. A preliminary autopsy report showed that Karen Krekeler's heart may have been enlarged and the excitement of the ride, coupled with high blood pressure, may have caused the heart attack.
*snifs* thats pretty sad, my love goes to the family.
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My thoughts and prayers go out to the Krekeler family. I'm sorry! I could not imagine having my daughter go through that...ever! Mr. Krekeler's words certainly do not fall on deaf ears. It's a great reminder to us all about how our lives get way too busy at times, and we forget the things and people so close to us. You're in our prayers.
This is horrible news. I was at the park that day and was in line for Son of Beast with some friends when we noticed Top Gun quit running. Once we rode Son of Beast and were walking down the exit ramp, we saw a park medic team rushing down towards the ride station.
Since it was very hot outside, we just had thought someone had passed out while standing in line as the park was pretty crowded that day. Never would I have thought something like this would have happend.
this is sad news for the industry, company, and family. I feel sorry for them and all, but this is why they put these kind of signs up warning you of the risk and if youve had certain problems, but people just ignore it. If she would have read the sign properly and acted properly this kind of situation could have been avoided. Now she makes it hard on everybody else. Nonetheless, My prayers go out to the Krekeler family and this is a huge tragedy
Did you ever take into consideration that SHE DIDN'T KNOW she had the condition?
Some people really need to pull their head out of their ***** before they open their mouths.
If you couldn't guess, people like you jrhodes really piss me off. A woman died and all you care about is that her death (which wasn't directly due to the ride) "makes it hard on everybody else."
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