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New Jersey man dies at amusement park in Puerto Rico

New Jersey man dies at amusement park in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities in Puerto Rico say a carnival worker from New Jersey has died after being hit by a ride at a temporary amusement park in the U.S. territory.

Police said late Tuesday that 59-year-old Jerry Green was operating a pendulum ride called "Skyfall" when he was hit. Police said they are investigating reports that Green was hit after he tried to retrieve an object that a client lost during the ride.

Operators of La Feria park said in a statement that Green apparently slipped before he was hit. They said he had been a carnival worker for more than 25 years.

The amusement park is set up yearly in the capital of San Juan during the holiday season.


Updated : 2021-07-27 16:55 GMT+08:00