James A. Young, 45, had been at the park with friends and had just finished riding the Raptor about 5 p.m. on Thursday, when he hopped a fence to pick up the cell phone he'd dropped, the Associated Press reports.
It's believed Young was either struck by the ride, estimated to be going 57 mph, or by someone riding it. No one else was hurt.
In a Tweet, the park confirmed the death, noting that "at 5 p.m. a guest entered a restricted, fenced area of Raptor and was struck by the ride. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family."
At 5 pm, a guest entered a restricted, fenced area of Raptor and was struck by the ride. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.— Cedar Point (@cedarpoint) August 13, 2015
Cedar Point, located in Sandusky, Ohio, is the second-oldest amusement park in the United States and one of the biggest in the Midwest.
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