Man dead after falling 50 feet from chair lift at amusement park


A 32-year-old man died after plunging nearly 50 feet from a chair lift at a Utah amusement park on Saturday night, according to reports.

The unidentified victim was spotted by other park-goers clinging to the safety bar of the chair on the Sky Ride at Lagoon Amusement Park in Farmington before he fell, KUTV reported.

In a video shot by a witness and sent to Fox 13, the man appears calm and still as he dangles from the moving chair over a water fountain.

Police said the fall does not appear to be intentional. A park spokesperson told KUTV that there is “no reason to believe there was a malfunction with the ride.”

“The Sky Ride has been operating at Lagoon, without incident at the park, since 1974,” the spokesperson told the outlet.

“Every ride in the park undergoes intense safety inspections. This received an inspection Saturday morning.”

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