A man fell 28 feet to his death from the HiMiler roller coaster in the waning moments of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo season.
The 46-year-old was given CPR at the scene before being taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. In addition, the man fell on someone, who suffered a broken ankle as a result.
According to the Houston Chronicle story on the incident, Leroy Shafer, the vice president and chief operating officer of the rodeo, says this is the first death at the carnival in 38 years.
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