Man hospitalized after fall on roller coaster tracks at Silverwood

Man hospitalized after fall on roller coaster tracks at Silverwood

Man hospitalized after fall on roller coaster tracks at Silverwood

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Posted on August 19, 2011 at 7:50 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 4 at 10:05 PM

ATHOL-- A man was hospitalized Friday night after an accident at Silverwood Theme Park.

A Silverwood spokesperson said the man was trying to get into Corkscrew roller coaster when he lost his footing and fell five feet onto the tracks.

Officials say the ride was not moving but emergency crews we called for a full extrication.

It took crews over an hour to rescue the man.  Rescuers say the man was unconscious, and that is why it took so long to rescue him.

The extents of the man’s injuries are unknown. He was taken to a local hospital.
Silverwood shut down the ride for several hours.

Officials say the ride did not malfunction.

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