Report: Woman died after riding Space Mountain in July

A report recently filed with the state of Florida shows that a 55-year-old woman died this summer after riding Space Mountain at the Magic Kingdom.

Pamela Lynn Haynes, of Kingsport, Tennessee, lost consciousness after exiting the attraction. She was transferred to Florida Hospital Celebration Health and placed in the intensive care unit, but died of cardiopulmonary arrest and septic shock. Haynes was found to have an extensive medical history, including hypertension, congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

The report was just made public, though the incident occurred in July. All of the Central Florida theme parks report injuries to the state on a quarterly basis. These reports have shown three other guests dying “after falling unconscious on Space Mountain or soon after riding it.” Like Haynes, these three individuals also had pre-existing health conditions.

There are warning posted at the attraction about not riding if you are suffering from “high blood pressure, heart, back or neck problems, motion sickness or other conditions.”

News source: Orlando Sentinel


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