( 4UMF NEWS ) Man Dies After Jumping Off Carnival Ride:
Laughs turned to screams when a man allegedly jumped in front of a carnival ride in Illinois Thursday, killing himself at the scene, police said.
Witnesses at Naperville’s Ribfest said the man dove under a ride called Pharaoh’s Fury around 3 p.m., ABC Chicago reported.
The swinging ship struck him three times before the operator was able to shut it down, they told the station.
Naperville police said a preliminary investigation has not found evidence of a ride malfunction.
“Appears to be intentional act by victim,” the police department tweeted around 5 p.m. local time.
Despite the horror, the festival was seen carrying on.
The victim’s name has not been released.
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