Boy dies on Rock N' Roller Coaster at Disney-MGM
Published: June 29, 2006 at 12:36 PM
Update: Authorities have identified the boy as Michael Russell, 12, of Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Information released at a press conference said that the boy appeared in good health and had not complained about being sick before the ride.
Update 2: The boy had a congenital heart defect, discovered during an autopsy on Friday. Additional tests will be performed to confirm the exact cause of death. The boy's father, Byron Russell, an Iraq War veteran who was part of the 5th Special Forces Group from Fort Campbell, Ky., performed CPR on his son until paramedics arrived.