Cedar Point Guest Dies After Being Struck by Raptor
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
According to a statement from Cedar Point, a park guest was killed after being struck by the Raptor roller coaster around 5:00pm local time on Thursday, August 13. The guest was in a restricted area surrounded by a fence.
The guest was looking for a lost cell phone, according to a report from the Associated Press.
Cleveland’s WKYC Channel 3 is reporting that the victim is a man in his 40s, according to Erie County Coroner Dr. Brian Baxter.
This story is developing and will be updated when more information is available. Cedar Point police and the Sandusky Police Department are investigating.
Sandusky police plan on updating the media at 8:15 p.m, according to WKYC.