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Boy decapitated by roller coaster at Six Flags Over Georgia
http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/cobb/stories/2008/06/28/six_flags_death.html ^

Posted on 06/28/2008 7:33:17 PM PDT by kcvl

A 17-year-old South Carolina boy on an church outing was killed Saturday when he was struck by the popular "Batman the Ride" at Six Flags Over Georgia. It was the second Batman ride-related death at the Cobb County park.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: accident; danger; darwinaward; fencejumper; getoutoftheredummy; prayerneeded; rollercoaster; shortcutofdeath; sixflags; stop; themepark; tragedy; youmightbekilled
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1 posted on 06/28/2008 7:33:17 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

oh no that’s awful.


2 posted on 06/28/2008 7:34:12 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: nnn0jeh

ping


3 posted on 06/28/2008 7:34:54 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we write in marble. JHuett)
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To: kcvl

I just cannot imagine the sadness for this family. My son was just swept out to sea in Australia and still MIA...my heart just aches...and I am sure there is just aching....blessings and love to these folks!


4 posted on 06/28/2008 7:35:08 PM PDT by LADYAK
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To: kcvl

I just cannot imagine the sadness for this family. My son was just swept out to sea in Australia and still MIA...my heart just aches...and I am sure there is just aching....blessings and love to these folks!


5 posted on 06/28/2008 7:35:13 PM PDT by LADYAK
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To: kcvl

Prayers for his family and friends.


6 posted on 06/28/2008 7:35:45 PM PDT by airborne ("Gore's fault!" - USSC Justice Scalia)
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To: kcvl
He was trespassing in a restricted area. No sympathy here.The incident is of corse regrettable.
7 posted on 06/28/2008 7:36:00 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (")
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To: LADYAK

prayers for yoru son as well.


8 posted on 06/28/2008 7:36:56 PM PDT by utherdoul
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To: Perdogg

The boy’s family was at the park at the time of the accident, according to the amusement park.


9 posted on 06/28/2008 7:37:18 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: LADYAK
My son was just swept out to sea in Australia and still MIA

What happened?

10 posted on 06/28/2008 7:37:59 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Sad story. Feel bad for the parents who are probably just findout this evening. From the article it appears the kids claerly jumped two fences that were clearly marked for them to stay out. A month or so at a Braves game a 25 year old man was sliding down the rails along a set of stairs and he feel to his death. People just don’t think anymore.


11 posted on 06/28/2008 7:38:23 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: LADYAK
My son was just swept out to sea in Australia and still MIA.

Should be a thread; please start one!!

12 posted on 06/28/2008 7:39:50 PM PDT by Eaker (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to have TheMom kill everyone you meet.)
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To: BigCinBigD
No sympathy here

Thanks for sharing....not

14 posted on 06/28/2008 7:41:18 PM PDT by don-o (My son, Ben, reports to Parris Island on (to be determined))
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To: LADYAK

Whaaaaaat? That’s terrible beyond what words can express. Our prayers for you and may he be found safe and sound.


15 posted on 06/28/2008 7:42:32 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (If it is going to take 10 years, shouldn't we get started? Drill here, drill now, pay less.)
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To: kcvl

Ban all roller coasters.


16 posted on 06/28/2008 7:42:38 PM PDT by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: kcvl
The bottom side of the roller coasters should be inaccessible except to maintenance personnel who have to use a keyed lock in a door set in a fence.

So these kids simply leaped over the fences even though signs said stay away?

Sounds like the San Fran tiger cages.

17 posted on 06/28/2008 7:42:50 PM PDT by muawiyah (We need a "Gastank For America" to win back Congress)
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To: LADYAK

Oh LADYAK! My heart aches for you! Prayers for your son and prayers for your family!


18 posted on 06/28/2008 7:44:16 PM PDT by sneakers (Liberty is the answer to the human condition.)
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To: LADYAK

I am so sorry to hear about your heartache. I will remember you in my prayers.


19 posted on 06/28/2008 7:44:29 PM PDT by LottieDah (Democrats and liberals never fail to disappoint.)
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To: BigCinBigD
No sympathy here.

None? The kid was seventeen.

20 posted on 06/28/2008 7:45:23 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: LADYAK

Prayers for the safe return of your son and for you, LADYAK. My heart aches for you, too.


21 posted on 06/28/2008 7:45:27 PM PDT by upsdriver
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To: LADYAK

and our hearts go out to you and your family, Ladyak.


22 posted on 06/28/2008 7:45:31 PM PDT by EDINVA (Proud American for 23,062 days.... and counting!)
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To: LADYAK

I am so sorry. My prayers are with you and your family.


23 posted on 06/28/2008 7:46:55 PM PDT by AngieGal
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To: LADYAK

Sorry to hear about your son, I hurt for you if it helps any.


24 posted on 06/28/2008 7:47:42 PM PDT by word_warrior_bob (You can now see my amazing doggie and new puppy on my homepage!! Come say hello to Jake & Sonny)
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To: kcvl
The boy was with a group from Oakley Spring Baptist Church in Salley, S.C. He had been in Six Flags earlier in the day, but he and another boy left the park property to get some lunch, according to Cobb County police spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce.

Rather than returning to the park through the regular entrance, the two boys took a shortcut, Pierce said.

So they took off without permission or knowledge and tried to sneak back in. Sad.

25 posted on 06/28/2008 7:49:42 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: kcvl
According to the police and a statement from the amusement park, the boy and a friend climbed over two 6-foot fences -- the park perimeter fence and a second one surrounding the ride -- to get to the roller coaster. Park officials said there were numerous signs warning would-be intruders of the danger. The victim was decapitated when the ride struck him, police said...
26 posted on 06/28/2008 7:50:37 PM PDT by McGruff (This is not the [insert name here] I knew.)
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To: kcvl

Prayers for the family of this young man, and for those who were unfortunate to have witnesses this horrible accident. I wish that the young man had heeded the danger signs and used better judgement.


27 posted on 06/28/2008 7:50:59 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a 2nd BCT 10th Mountain Soldier home after 15 months in the Triangle of death)
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To: LADYAK

Prayers on the way for your son, that he be returned to you safe and sound and quickly.


28 posted on 06/28/2008 7:52:05 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: kcvl

Luckily, no one on the ride was injured. Prayers for those poor riders who had to witness it.


29 posted on 06/28/2008 7:53:16 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (NRA - Vote against the dem party)
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To: Perdogg

holy crap, that’s just gross.

does anyone remember the woman who had both of her feet cut off by some tower ride that drops people from the sky?
it was last summer i think. a cable snapped and flung around and hit both her ankles at the same time, and cut both feet off below the ankle.
*shudders*


30 posted on 06/28/2008 7:55:08 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: kcvl

Sad story. What the kid did was very dumb, but teenagers often do dumb things without considering the consequences. “The really bad stuff only happens to other people”, and all that.

Prayers for the family and friends of the victim.


31 posted on 06/28/2008 7:59:07 PM PDT by DemforBush
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To: kcvl

I lived in ga for 10 years. It is a hell of a long walk from that park to get a bite to eat. Besides crossing a 6 lane interstate highway. I smell bs. Besides there is so much food in that park you could literally explode.


33 posted on 06/28/2008 8:02:23 PM PDT by mirkwood
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To: LADYAK

Prayers for you and your son.


34 posted on 06/28/2008 8:02:44 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: BigCinBigD
No sympathy here.

Why bother typing something like that? Just think it and move on. Then people can still wonder if you're heartless. Now there's no doubt.

35 posted on 06/28/2008 8:02:50 PM PDT by badbass
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To: badbass

“Why bother typing something like that? Just think it and move on. Then people can still wonder if you’re heartless. Now there’s no doubt. “

Thank you for saying that.


36 posted on 06/28/2008 8:05:18 PM PDT by mirkwood
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To: BigCinBigD
No sympathy here.

I agree. Why should I be upset when natural selection takes a swipe at someone and hits the mark? Seventeen is plenty old enough to know that bad things may happen when tresspassing into a well labeled, RESTRICTED roller coaster operating area. It is impossible for businesses, the government or any other entity to protect people from themselves.

37 posted on 06/28/2008 8:08:12 PM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: ConservaTexan

“look at me I’m different.”

yawn


38 posted on 06/28/2008 8:20:38 PM PDT by rbmillerjr ("bigger government means constricting freedom"....................RWR)
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To: kcvl

We are removing all material from Associated Press and also unlinked published material. Thanks.


39 posted on 06/28/2008 8:21:26 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: ConservaTexan

You should have sympathy because paying for trespassing at an amusement park is a steep penalty. You should have sympathy because he has a deeply grieving family that has lost a beloved son in a tragic, awful accident. You should have sympathy because leaders of that church will probably second guess themselves for the rest of their lives about their supervision, despite the fact that they did nothing wrong. You should have sympathy because we all walk this earth together, my friend, and face its cruelties on a daily basis. Lastly, you should have sympathy because when your time comes, do you want to know that people thought of you with warmth and with affection, or that they laughed at your demise?


40 posted on 06/28/2008 8:21:38 PM PDT by Arkansas Toothpick
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To: ConservaTexan

Bad decisions are made all the time. No sympathy for the family of a decapitated son at a Church outing eh? What great class and human spirit you must possess.


41 posted on 06/28/2008 8:21:59 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: rbmillerjr

Hehe.


42 posted on 06/28/2008 8:23:23 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: kcvl

If your gonna be dumb, you gotta be tough
When you get knocked down you gotta get back up,
I ain’t the sharpest knife in the drawer but I know enough, to know,
If your gonna be dumb, you gotta be tough...


43 posted on 06/28/2008 8:23:26 PM PDT by killjoy (Life sucks, wear a helmet.)
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To: Arkansas Toothpick
do you want to know that people thought of you with warmth and with affection, or that they laughed at your demise?

It depends if it involves me telling someone to hold muh beer and 'watch this'.

44 posted on 06/28/2008 8:25:07 PM PDT by killjoy (Life sucks, wear a helmet.)
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To: ConservaTexan
I imagine when you were 17 you never did anything stupid that could have resulted in a tragedy for your family or others. Too bad the rest of the world isn't as perfect as you /sarc
45 posted on 06/28/2008 8:28:14 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: LADYAK

Prayers for you, your family and your son. God be with you


46 posted on 06/28/2008 8:31:41 PM PDT by TalBlack
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To: kcvl

I feel badly for the kid’s family, but it looks like another Darwin Nominee.

They don’t put up fences and keep out signs for fun. I’m sad that this kid had to pay the ultimate price for his foolishness. Over a bloody HAT!


47 posted on 06/28/2008 8:36:02 PM PDT by Don W (To write with a broken pencil is pointless.)
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To: killjoy
Do you (A) actually care about this topic and this is your true opinion or do you (B) just take some sadistic pleasure in being a contrarian? Of course, there is (C): Do you not realize you are being a jackass while obliviously thinking it makes you look, somehow, cool?

A, B, or C?

48 posted on 06/28/2008 8:36:48 PM PDT by KJC1
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To: kcvl; All

How terribly sad!

Prayers for all!


49 posted on 06/28/2008 8:39:03 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: LADYAK

“I just cannot imagine the sadness for this family. My son was just swept out to sea in Australia and still MIA...my heart just aches...and I am sure there is just aching....blessings and love to these folks!”

I’m so sorry, and prayers for your son, and all his loved ones.


50 posted on 06/28/2008 8:40:12 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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