12-year-old boy dies after Disney roller coaster ride
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - A 12-year-old boy died after riding a roller coaster Thursday at the Disney MGM theme park, the latest in a string of tragedies that have stung Walt Disney World in recent years.
Michael Russell of Fort Campbell, Ky., had ridden the Rock â€™nâ€™ Roller Coaster with his parents and 7-year-old brother. When the ride was finished, Byron Russell, the boy's father, noticed Michael was limp, pulled him off the ride and performed CPR until paramedics arrived, Orange County sheriffâ€™s spokeswoman Barbara Miller said.
The boy was pronounced dead after he was taken by ambulance to Celebration Hospital at about 11:30 a.m., Disney said in a statement. The cause of death was not immediately determined....