That's not a smiley face. That an LOL because oriolat has a morbid sense of humor.
Here's the latest update:
Authorities in Sauk County say a man in his 60's fell about 15-20 ft. off of the Opa roller coaster at the Mt. Olympus indoor theme park.
It happened around 5:39 p.m. Thursday.
Officials say the victim has been airlifted to a Madison hospital where his condition is unknown.
A witness tells NBC 15 that the man was breathing, but unconscious when medical crews arrived. She says the man was severely bleeding and had injuries to both his head and arm.
The witness also tells us that three other people were on the ride with victim at the time, but they were not injured.
NBC15 reached out to Mt. Olympus for comment. The only thing they've told us, so far, is "Our hearts and prayers go out to the victim and his family."
For now the theme park is shut down, but the Mt. Olympus indoor water park remains open.
The incident will be investigated by the Wisconsin Department of Occupational Safety and Health. The Department has been notified and will be on scene later.
so sad. Hope he is ok. I hate it when this kinda thing happens. But it sounds like he was doing something that he shouldn't have in the car. Maybe reaching out, standing up, something like that. One simply does not fall out of a wild mouse car, without the person doing something to help cause it.
Lake Delton police have identified the man who fell from a Mount Olympus roller coaster last week.
Anthony Theisen, 64, fell from the Opa roller coaster Thursday night, and was breathing but unresponsive when crews got to the scene.
Lake Delton Police Lt. Daniel Hardman said Theisen was listed as being in stable condition the other day. UW Hospital officials say they do not currently have a patient by that name.
State investigators are hoping to complete their report on the incident within the next day.
Hannah Zillmer, a spokeswoman with the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, said the agency is waiting on details from Zamperla Manufacturing, which constructed the Opa roller coaster, before releasing its report on the matter.
DSPS records show the coaster had been inspected eight times since 2006, most recently last May. The only problems state investigators found were in September 2008, when Mt. Olympus was required to fix protruding corners, studs, bolts and screws on all of the ride's passenger-carrying devices. Other problems identified were the lack of padding on the lap bar in the middle of one of the ride's cars and another one did not have a readable warning label.
The records show the resort completed the work by the next inspection.