Man collapses on Kings Island's Firehawk roller coaster
Published: August 9, 2009 at 5:10 AM
According to a park statement, the man was having trouble breathing when he train returned to the station at the amusement park yesterday afternoon. Park employees responded and treated him at the scene, before he was taken to Bethesda North Hospital.
The man died at the hospital last night. Firehawk is closed this morning, pending a state re-inspection of the ride.
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