Ocean Park in Hong Kong has closed its one of its Halloween Fest attractions after a 21-year-old man died, after apparently entering a restricted area.
The park's Halloween Fest opens to the public on Oct. 5 but opens earlier in September for hired corporate events. The deceased was found unconscious in the "Buried Alive" attraction yesterday. Paramedics responded and transported the man to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Local reports say that the man had entered an employee-only, backstage area. The attraction simulates a burial by having guests take a slide to enter the haunted house one-by-one. Apparently the man hit, or was hit by, some part of the slide apparatus in the backstage area.
Buried Alive is one of 11 haunted attractions in the park's annual Halloween Fest, which also includes a house based on the Saw IP. The Ocean Park Halloween attractions had passed inspection by state authorities earlier in the week, but Buried Alive will remain closed pending the completion of an investigation.
Ocean Park is the second-largest theme park in Hong Kong, surrendering its long-time lead over rival Hong Kong Disneyland last year. It is the world's second-most popular aquatic animal park, behind China's Chimelong Ocean Kingdom and ahead of Orlando's SeaWorld.Tweet
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