A 10-year-old girl who was found unconscious at the end of a ride on the Revolution roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain died at a hospital, and the ride has been closed pending a review.
Jasmine Martinez, of the Ventura County community of Somis, died Saturday, Los Angeles County coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter said. An autopsy was pending to determine the cause of the youngster’s death, he said.
Firefighters were summoned to the Valencia theme park at 4:09 p.m. Friday, and the child, accompanied by one of her parents, was airlifted from the scene about 4:45 p.m., according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
“We were deeply saddened to learn that Jasmine Martinez, who was transported to the hospital after riding Revolution on June 12 has died,” according to a statement from the theme park.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Jasmine’s family and friends during this difficult time. Jasmine came into the ride station unconscious and was treated at the scene and airlifted immediately to an area hospital.
“Over 45 million guests have safely ridden Revolution since it opened in 1976. There is no evidence to suggest that this was in any way ride-related. We do not know if there was a pre-existing condition.
“On the day of the incident, the state determined it was unrelated to the operation of the ride and it was re-opened,” according to the park. “With the latest development, following state guidelines, the ride has been temporarily closed pending a review.”
—City News Service
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