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    Coaster kills boy at 6 Flags Over Georgia

    According to reports the boy and his church group were in a restricted area and the boy was decapitated. How horrible!!!

    http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/met...ge_tab_newstab

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    That makes me ill.
    "WE SEEK FOR THE TRUTH. WE SEEK JUSTICE.
    THE COURTS REQUIRE IT. THE VICTIMS CRY FOR IT
    AND GOD DEMANDS IT!"

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    What I post are my opinions only.

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    If he had only obeyed the 2 6 foot fences and signs.....

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    There was a reason that area was listed as dangerous...no trespassing. A tragic accident. One that was preventable.
    According to Fox 5 TV, boy was part with a church group visiting the amusement park jumped a fence around an off-limits area. One of them jumped to grab someone's feet as the Batman ride passed over, and he was decapitated.
    http://www.newschannel9.com/news/par...ies_media.html
    Authorities are investigating a death at the Six Flags Over Georgia amusement park where a person has apparently been decapitated.
    May the family and friends of this teen recover from such a tragedy.
    Last edited by philamena; 06-28-2008 at 05:59 PM. Reason: to add info

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    WOW!!!

    and eeeeeeeeewwww is all i can say...
    i wonder if the people riding the ride saw it when it decapitated him?

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    Such a preventable death. I wonder where was the supervision of the children if this was a church group. Parents...someone accompanied the group.

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    CP,
    He was with a church group and his parents were there.
    From the article you posted:
    No one on the ride was injured, Sheath said in the statement. The boy's family was at the park.

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    I can't even imagine what his family must be going through. My prayers are with them tonight.

    Maybe they should put barbed wire on those fences. We have a 6 ft fence in our yard and it wouldn't be difficult for a tall teen to jump over if they wanted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by philamena View Post
    CP,
    He was with a church group and his parents were there.
    From the article you posted:
    I had read that 6 Flags officials were still with the parents about 4:30 PM. But, why weren't they (the children) being watched closer at 2:30 PM when this occurred? Of course, this boy was 17 ( I think) and should have known better.

    It is horrible in any event.Makes me sick.

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    This death was needless... BUT I see people doing this type of thing daily.
    Living in a state park there are restricted areas .. Some people totally ignore the signs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by concernedperson View Post
    I had read that 6 Flags officials were still with the parents about 4:30 PM. But, why weren't they (the children) being watched closer at 2:30 PM when this occurred? Of course, this boy was 17 ( I think) and should have known better.

    It is horrible in any event.Makes me sick.
    He was 17..I have a almost 17 yo and a 19 yo and I would not think to much about letting them go off in a park by themselves.

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    How terrible!
    His poor family and the people who witnessed this. I imagine young kids seen this young man die.

    Totally foolish and I hope the family does not sue the park over their sons foolishness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amraann View Post
    He was 17..I have a almost 17 yo and a 19 yo and I would not think to much about letting them go off in a park by themselves.
    Honestly, I wouldn't either but my children have always been fairly responsible. I am not sure this boy was 17 as the reports are coming out now. So, it will have to be confirmed he was that old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amraann View Post
    This death was needless... BUT I see people doing this type of thing daily.
    Living in a state park there are restricted areas .. Some people totally ignore the signs.
    and I guarantee there will be a law suite filed
    he was 17- old enough to know better

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    Horrible. In the article it says both that he was trying to retrieve something he lost, AND that he was trying to grab the people's feet as they went by in the coaster.

    Either way, it was very stupid and senseless....God be with this family. We live 90 minutes from Atlanta and go to Six Flags a lot, both as a family and on school and church trips. This is a story I'll never forget. God also be with the people who witnessed this. I'm just sick in so many ways.

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