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Maybe I'm just a little more understanding than others. But I can have sympathy for him simply because I had to talk my brother out of a similar situation once when he lost & saw his phone. A lot of people probably would attempt the same thing if they saw a a valuable object of theirs sitting right out of reach. I think the man is 100% at fault for not following the rules and disregarding all of the signs, don't get me wrong. But the park should be a little better about notifying people what to do/where to go if they lose something on one of the rides.

If I recall correctly many of the restricted area signs say something like: RESTRICTED AREA. ENTERING MAY CAUSE RISK OF INJURY OR DEATH. Sorry, but if that doesn't stop you, I don't know what will.

 

I understand if you sympathize for him or their family, but the park is at zero fault and there was nothing they could've done.

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If I recall correctly many of the restricted area signs say something like: RESTRICTED AREA. ENTERING MAY CAUSE RISK OF INJURY OR DEATH. Sorry, but if that doesn't stop you, I don't know what will.

 

I understand if you sympathize for him or their family, but the park is most likely at zero fault and there was nothing they could've done.

 

Even if a park employee forcibly stopped him from hopping the fence, I could see the family still suing for not letting him get his phone/waller.

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Here we go again... Another case of people not following the rules.

 

Parks do not spend thousands of dollars on fencing, signage, and warnings for people to ignore them. It's the riders own fault in the first place for not keeping his loose articles off to the side or in a zippered pocket. Then to blatantly disregard the signs and hop the fence? Come on, how stupid can a person be?

 

Hopefully the "investigation" (which even an autistic dog could figure out) can occur quickly and the ride will reopen without much backlash from theme park haters. Maybe I'm being harsh or selfish by saying this, but it is unfair to people who travel far distances, and pay a lot to get in the park, to have to miss out on attractions because of others' stupidity. My prayers go out to the family, but this was a TOTALLY avoidable incident.

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The cameras are online. None of them are pointing at Raptor, obviously. One pointed at the midway in front of it though.

 

http://pixelcaster.com/live/cedarpoint/index.html

 

http://pixelcaster.com/live/cedarpoint/index2.html

 

http://pixelcaster.com/live/cedarpoint/index3.html

 

Well, there is not currently a link to them on the website so I had assumed they had just removed them from the website due to today's events.

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Death by Inverted coasters are so unfortunate as they are 100% avoidable.

 

That being said I can't tell you how many time I've seen a person jump into a lock out area. just this Sunday a guy dropped this cell phone of the brake run of Medusa at Great Adventure. he kept arguing with the ride attendant saying it would just take him a moment to get it he could even see it. he was told they couldn't retrieve it until the park closed. The guy had to be told this a half dozen time despite the fact that it was 9:52pm. The guy finally moves to the exit ramp and we start going up the lift and get stopped at almost the crown of the lift hill, The child next to me starts freaking out fortunately his father and I get him to clam down by telling him their are safety systems in place and he will be fine. After I while I mentioned to the father that I bet they had to stop the ride because the guy who dropped his phone tried to get it. well such was the case as we found once one of the ride attendants made it to the top of the lift.

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I feel like we need to send some positive vibes somehow to the PR department. First the leak, now this. I just hope their announcement goes will on Tuesday and adds some happy buzz!

 

 

I totaly agree Robb. I am actually going to try and make it down there for the announcement next week to support them.

 

With that being said, I sure hope that the media does not try to twist the story around like they typically do to get the ratings. I hope the truth comes out.

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Man what a nightmare. People really can leave their brains at the door when they check inot a theme park. I spent a bit of time working on Alpengeist, and I can't tell you how many estops we had from people going into the ride area to retrieve an item. Then they would get mad when they were kicked out and banned from the park, as if they didn't 100% deserve it. Some people just have no respect for how close they come to death from their own ignorance. Usually it was just going out the station, where the ride moves slowly, but even that is dangerous when you're talking about a 3 1/2 ton steel and fiber glass object...

 

And of course, what's worse is that other people may have been hurt because of this Darwin candidate.

 

I have a lot of sympathy for the friends, family, witnesses, employees, and everyone else involved in this because one person did something stupid. Unless I find out this person was mentally disabled, I doubt I'll have any sympathy for them however. What a tragic mess :/

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IIRC, Raptor's gate injured someone earlier this season. Not a good year for the ride.

 

Even in the case of the gates it was the park guest at fault. If I remember correctly, they were trying to squeeze through the gate after it had already started closing.

 

Last time I was at SF:DK I tried to get open of the ride OP's attention on medusa since I was a single rider and there was one spot open on a train in my row. The other guest's in front of me realized this and let me trough but the gate was already closing. And I was not about to risk getting caught between it and the railing. You don't mess with hydraulic systems and you sure as hell don't go into a active ride area.

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I agree, too. I sent them a positive response on their FB page amidst all the people saying bad things about the person, which is tragic in itself.

Yeah I don't think speaking ill of someone who has passed away in an accident, even if it was their own fault, is very kosher.

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Same exact situation at SFOG, getting in a restricted area is like being in a cage with a wild animal, you need to WATCH where the train is at all times if you decide to make such a life threatening decision. I feel for the guy life is precious, but that mistake will cost ya. Amuesment parks have these rules set for a reason.

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Updated report says "Man was looking for his cell phone."

 

http://www.wkyc.com/story/news/local/ohio/2015/08/13/cedar-point--investigation/31663211/

 

SANDUSKY, Ohio -- A Cedar Point guest died after he was struck by the Raptor roller coaster around 5 p.m. Thursday.

 

The man was in a restricted area of the park surrounded by a fence when it happened. He was looking for a lost cell phone, according to a report by the Associated Press.

 

The Erie County Coroner Dr. Brian Baxter told WKYC Channel 3 that the victim is a man in his 40s. His identity has not been released.

 

Cedar Point police and the Sandusky Police Department are investigating.

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I feel like we need to send some positive vibes somehow to the PR department. First the leak, now this. I just hope their announcement goes will on Tuesday and adds some happy buzz!

 

Definitely. I'm feeling bad for them as they have the leak and now this... then once the announcement occurs guests and enthusiasts still won't be happy. The ragging of a 'short layout', 'not as tall as MF or TDD', ect. will begin in the comments on their social media accounts.

 

I'm hoping the announcement goes well for them as this will probably be their biggest announcement until the 150th Anniversary and CP has the best PR/Marketing crew in the amusement park world in my opinion, so they deserve it.

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Did we miss it?

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