CASE #1: Man dies after falling off cliff in Pirate’s Cove
By: Ashton McIntyre, Jun 22, 2023
Sheriff’s office officials say at around 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, deputies responded to reports of a man who had fallen off a cliff at Pirate’s Cove near Avila Beach.
Witnesses reported a man was sitting on the cliff, overlooking the water, and when he got up to leave he lost his footing and slipped backwards, falling around 200 feet to the cliff below. First responders begun a rescue operation, but when they arrived, they found the man had no pulse and was not breathing. He was pronounced dead at the scene … READ MORE.
CASE #2: Man dies after falling off Castle Rock
DENVER (KDVR) — A man died after witnesses say he fell while climbing at Rock Park in Castle Rock.
The Town of Castle Rock said fire rescue crews were called to the park at 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Witnesses at the Rock Park told crews they saw a man fall while climbing. Castle Rock Fire and Rescue located the man who had died from his injuries.
Castle Rock police are investigating. It is not known what factors led to the man’s fall.
According to the Town of Castle Rock Parks and Recreation, visitors can climb the historic landmark from which the town gets its namesake. Hikers can use a looped, single-track trail to reach the base of the rock and see panoramic views of downtown Castle Rock.
Parks and recreation does warn visitors to be cautious as the trail has uneven terrain. While the climb is short it is steep. Visitors should also watch for the possibility of falling rocks and rockslides … READ MORE.
CASE #3: Riders plunge from a roller coaster, killing one
BY KARL RITTER, June 25, 2023
STOCKHOLM (AP) — A roller coaster train derailed in Stockholm on Sunday, sending some passengers plunging to the ground in an amusement park accident that left one dead and nine injured, police and park officials said.
Witnesses described a chaotic scene at the Gröna Lund park as the front of the train appeared to jump off the tracks before coming to a stop, with one car tilted toward the ground.
“The front of the train partly derailed and stopped on the track at a height of between 6 and 8 meters (between 20 and 25 feet),” park chief executive Jan Eriksson said. “A total of 14 people were on board, of which one person has died and several are injured.”
The regional government said nine people were taken to a hospital, one of them in serious condition. Three of the injured were children, all of them with minor injuries, it said … READ MORE