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Man killed by roller-coaster while looking for cellphone at Ohio amusement park
The Associated Press
First posted: Friday, August 14, 2015 11:43 AM EDT | Updated: Friday, August 14, 2015 11:55 AM EDT
SANDUSKY, Ohio -- A man has been struck by a roller-coaster and killed at an Ohio amusement park after entering a restricted area to look for a lost cellphone.
Police say James A. Young had just finished riding the Raptor at the Cedar Point amusement park on Thursday. He jumped over a fence to retrieve something he dropped during the ride. The Erie County coroner says it was his phone.
Sandusky police say Young was struck by the ride or someone on it. No one else was hurt.
The park confirms the death in a statement and says its thoughts and prayers go out to the man's family.
Man killed by roller-coaster while looking for cellphone at Ohio amusement park