Woman dies after passing out while riding rollercoaster in theme park

A 47-year-old woman from the United States of America passed away after passing out while riding a rollercoaster ride at a theme park.

According to reports, the incident happened at the Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari theme park in the US city of Santa Claus, Indiana.

The woman has been identified as Dawn R. Jankovic, 47, from Brunswick, Ohio.

The Dubois County Coroner Katie Shuck confirmed the news.

According to a post by the park, Jankovic visited the Holiday World Park on Friday and became unconscious while riding The Voyage Roller Coaster.

Emergency medical technicians from the theme park arrived minutes after she became unconscious.

She was rushed to the Memorial Hospital in Jasper, India.

Later that night, the woman passed away.

No issues or faults were found by the staff on the ride.

The post added:

Earlier this evening, a female guest returned to the station of The Voyage roller coaster unresponsive. Holiday World EMTs arrived three minutes later and immediately began to render first aid.  The guest was transported via ambulance to Memorial Hospital in Jasper, Indiana. At this point, the guest’s name has not been released. A full inspection of the roller coaster has been performed, and it was determined that the ride operated as it was intended to. The ride remained closed for the evening out of respect for the family. Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari officials ask for your thoughts and prayers for the guest and her family, as well as for team members who were onsite.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim, may her soul rest in peace. 

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