Girl, 10, dies after losing consciousness on Magic Mountain roller coaster

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Girl, 10, Dies After Losing Consciousness On Roller Coaster

KTLA -- A 10-year-old girl who was airlifted from Magic Mountain in Valencia after losing consciousness on a roller coaster Friday has died, an official confirmed Monday morning.

The girl, identified as Jasmine Martinez from Somis by the Los Angeles County coroner's office, was riding on Revolution and was unconscious but breathing when she returned to the ride station on Friday.

Paramedics were called to the scene about 4 p.m. and took the girl by helicopter to a local hospital, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

On the day of the incident, state investigators determined the cause was not related to the operation of the ride and it was reopened, according to a statement from Magic Mountain.

Martinez died at the hospital on Saturday and an autopsy was pending, Ed Winter of the coroner's office said Monday.


In compliance with state guidelines, the ride was temporarily closed again Monday pending a review, the theme park stated.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Jasmine's family and friends during this difficult time," the statement from Magic Mountain read.

More than 45 million people have safely ridden Revolution since it was opened in 1976, according to the theme park.

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Six Flags Magic Mountain signage is displayed at the theme park in Valencia, California, U.S., on Monday, April 20, 2015. (Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Six Flags Magic Mountain, seen here from the air on August 27, 2001 in Valencia, CA. (Photo by Jason Kirk/Getty Images)

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Six Flags Magic Mountain, seen here from the air, debuts the roller coaster 'Deja Vu' August 27, 2001 in Valencia, CA. (Photo by Jason Kirk/Getty Images)
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KTLA's Jennifer Thang contributed to this report.

Correction: A previous version of this article showed the incorrect photo of the Revolution roller coaster. This story has been updated to reflect the correct image.

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