Man dies on Disney ride

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A Florida man is dead after riding a roller coaster at Walt Disney World. Police say 44-year-old Jeffery Reed was given CPR and pronounced dead at a hospital after he was found unresponsive today on the Expedition Everest ride in the theme park's Animal Kingdom.

The ride, which includes an 80-foot drop, simulates a runaway train barreling through the Himalayas.

An Orange County sheriff's spokesman says an autopsy is planned as they try to figure out if Reed had a previous medical condition.

Inspectors found that the ride was working properly, but Disney kept is closed during the investigation.

Before Reed's death, at least 15 people have died at Disney theme parks in Florida and California since 1989. Some had previous health conditions.


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