Germany: 57-year-old woman falls 26ft to death from roller coaster ‘after slipping out of seat’  

Authorities in Germany have confirmed that a lady passed away after falling 26 feet from a running rollercoaster.

The unidentified victim died after falling from a ride on Saturday at 4.30 p.m. at the Klotti wildlife and leisure park in Klotten, Rhineland-Palatinate.

According to the Koblenz Public Prosecutor’s Office, it is unclear exactly how the 57-year-old Saarland resident from St Wendel was able to escape the vehicle.

She allegedly fell in her seat on a bend before falling from the about 8-meter-high (26-foot) track, according to officials.

Emergency personnel arrived, but the woman was declared dead there. An autopsy was scheduled, and investigators are now attempting to determine the cause of death.

Engineering specialists will inspect the rollercoaster and the vehicle to look for potential reasons of the mishap.

Witnesses will be tracked down and questioned.

According to the prosecutor’s office, their first investigations led them to believe there was no indication of criminal activity.

Following the tragedy, the park was shut down and remained so indefinitely.

In a statement, Klotti Park said: “We would like to take this opportunity to express our deepest sympathy to the family, relatives and friends. Our KLOTTI team is still shocked and stunned. Since the cause of the accident is still unclear, we cannot yet estimate what operations will be like in the next few days. Thank you for your understanding.”

In the 1970s, Klotti was first constructed as a wildlife park. Owners have now transformed the area into a family-friendly amusement and adventure park.