MASON, Ohio Kings Island amusement park says it has reopened a roller coaster a day after the death of a man who had been riding it.
Park spokesman Don Helbig says state inspectors found the Firehawk was operating properly Sunday. A man who was having trouble breathing after riding the roller coaster died Saturday.
Helbig said ride operators noticed the man was having trouble breathing.
Emergency personnel took the man to a hospital, where he later died.
Helbig said Kings Island had voluntarily closed the ride.
The park s Web site says the Firehawk travels at 51 mph along 3,340 feet of track and has five inversions.
Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. Comments that violate these standards, or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, are subject to being removed and commenters are subject to being banned. To post comments, you must be a registered user on toledoblade.com. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.