A 57-year-old woman was killed when she reportedly "slipped from her seat"
and plunged 26ft from a moving rollercoaster.
 
The victim, who has not yet been identified, was at the Klotti wildlife and leisure park in Klotten, Germany, when the tragedy happened at around 4.30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6.
 
According to reports, the St Wendel resident died at the scene. The body was taken to a medical examiner’s office where an autopsy will determine the exact cause of death.

Authorities are still working to find out if the death "was the result of the fault of a third party".

However, in a statement released on Monday afternoon, Aug. 8, the Koblenz public prosecutor’s office said, that the woman "slipped from her seat before she fell off from a height of about eight meters."

The prosecutor's office stressed there is currently no suspicion of criminal conduct in the deadly incident.

"The investigation is still ongoing," said a police spokesman.
 
Police are urging anyone who witnessed the fatal incident to come forward and help the ongoing investigation.

The park will remain closed until further notice, reports said.
 
LT reported a similar incident when a 14-year-old Florida boy died accidentally after slipping through the safety harness of a free-fall ride in ICON Park in Orlando.

Tyre Sampson weighed 320 pounds during his death–although his autopsy showed that he was closer to 383 pounds when he died. 

The ride has a weight limit of 287 pounds, and an investigation revealed that someone had adjusted Sampson’s harness to help him fit into the ride better, despite entries from the manual discouraging this sort of practice. 

Sampson’s family is reportedly suing multiple parties for his death, which they argue was a preventable tragedy that was caused by negligence. 

"This young man, he was athletic and he was big. He had no way of knowing," Bob Hillard, the family’s lawyer, said. "This is going to be an issue of a lack of supervision and lack of training. A straight-up negligence case."

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