Man Dies After Falling Nearly 28 Feet From Rodeo Carnival Ride

Authorities are planning an investigation into a Texas roller coaster after a man fell from the ride Sunday and later died.

The 46-year-old man fell off the HiMiler ride at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, MyFoxHouston reports. He hit another man walking near the ride after falling nearly 28 feet, according to Leroy Shafer, chief operating officer for HLSR.

Shafer told MyFoxHouston that this is the first fatal accident on the HLSR grounds since the annual scholarship event began 38 years ago.

Medical personnel administered CPR to the man and took him to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The other man is being treated for a broken ankle at HLSR medical facility, MyFoxHouston reports.

Names of the victims were not immediately released.

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An independent inspection found no problems with the ride, but a second inspection is planned when the ride is taken apart to prepare the grounds for the NCAA Final Four basketball tournament.

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