Woman, 32, dies after falling from Formula 1 rollercoaster at Parc Saint-Paul theme park in France
- The woman was riding the Formula 1 ride in Saint-Paul amusement park, France
- Husband tried to grab her foot after she slipped over safety bar, witnesses say
- She is understood to be visiting the park for her two-year-old child’s birthday
- She was joined by her sister, husband and mother, local media reports
A 32-year-old woman fell to her death from a moving rollercoaster at a theme park in France today.
The woman’s husband desperately tried to grab her foot after she slipped over the safety bar on the Formula 1 ride in Saint-Paul amusement park, near Beauvais, France, witnesses claim.
Firefighters tried to resuscitate her in the park but she was pronounced dead at the scene. Nobody else was hurt.
The woman is understood to have been visiting the park for the first time to celebrate her two-year-old child’s birthday. She was joined by her sister, husband and mother, local media reports.
In 2009, a 35-year-old woman lost her life on the same ride due to her own ‘inappropriate behaviour’ and the park was not held responsible, local media reports.
Park manager Gilles Campion said of this afternoon’s tragedy: ‘The firefighters intervened and tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate the victim.’
The statement, reported by The Sun added: ‘The park area has been completely cut off for visitors.
‘All the teams join the family to express their deepest sadness following this event.’
More to follow on this developing story…