Girl reports being shocked on Indiana Beach rollercoaster
MONTICELLO, Ind. (AP) — State officials say a 12-year-old girl reported being shocked as she got off an Indiana rollercoaster two days after a 12-year-old boy riding it suffered a medical condition and died.
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security regulates and inspects rides. The agency reports the girl saw a doctor last week and said she’d been shocked while exiting the Hoosier Hurricane roller coaster at Indiana Beach in Monticello.
The incident comes after 12-year-old Brayden Cooper-Douglas of Lafayette required medical attention while on the ride June 27 and died that afternoon. White County authorities say the boy had a medical emergency not caused by the ride.
Indiana Beach Director of Marketing Boo Birk says the safety of guests is priority. Birk says the Hoosier Hurricane was “thoroughly examined” after the reported incident.
MONTICELLO, Ind. (WISH) — A roller coaster at Indiana Beach was shut down on Sunday after a dead tree limb fell onto the track, colliding with the oncoming passenger car.
No one was injured in the incident, which happened sometime Sunday afternoon on the Hoosier Hurricane ride and was reported by an Indiana Beach employee, according to a spokesperson for the amusement park.
The ride was ended, and maintenance workers arrived to inspect the ride, which did not incur damage on its cars or track, according to Indiana Beach.
The roller coaster will be closed until a full inspection has been completed, which could be as early as Monday.
In 2016, a mechanic was hit by a roller coaster car while working on a platform of the Cornball Express at Indiana Beach and airlifted to Indianapolis with several injuries.
In 2015, two roller coasters at the park — the Tig’rr and the Steel Hawg — came to abrupt stops in the same week, leaving passengers stuck aboard. Four people were stuck about 70 feet in the air on the Steel Hawg, some for more than an hour.