A 6-year-old girl was pronounced dead at the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park Sunday evening while enjoying the Haunted Mine ride with the family, park officials said.
“Immediately following the incident, Glenwood Caverns employees initiated first aid until paramedics with the Glenwood Springs Fire Department arrived and determined the child had died,” Coroner Robert Glassmire said.
“The investigation into the circumstances of the fatality is underway by the sheriff’s office and coroner’s office.”
An official cause of death and identification are pending with an autopsy scheduled for this week.
The park will be closed Monday and Tuesday, officials said. The Haunted Mine ride where the fatality occurred is boasted as the first drop ride in the world to start at the surface and fall 110 feet underground in less than three seconds.
“For everyone at Glenwood Caverns, the safety and well-being of our guests, our team, and our community is what’s most important,” the park’s statement asserts.