Around 4:30 P.M. an 18 year old Icelandic teenager was killed on the Inferno roller coaster at Terra Mitica in Spain. The teenager was flung from the ride but was alive when paramedics arrived. The teen had suffered multiple fractures and a head wound. He later died of cardiac arrest about an hour later. According to the UK Mirror, Benidorm's National Police said, "We are still investigating and can't give out any information about the victim or his age or nationality at this stage." The teen was believed to be attending the park with his dad, brother and friend.
The park released a statement today as well that says (translated from Spanish):
"Inferno has official certification by a competent external company safety of attractions that conducts periodic reviews of the same-that guarantees the optimal performance of the attraction with optimal security. Similarly, the maintenance staff of Terra Mitica amusement park daily check the correct operation of the attraction. Each of these reviews is recorded in the internal documents of the company which has been handed over to the CID. For now, the causes of the accident are unknown. Terra Mitica continue to investigate the reasons for such unfortunate events as the park, along its 14 years of operation, has had an unblemished safety."
The roller coaster involved is an Intamin 4th dimension roller coaster referred to as a "ZacSpin." This style of roller coaster has two separate safety system in place including an over the shoulder harness and a seat-belt that secures it in place. Initial reports claim that the harness failed which caused the teen to fall from the ride.