LOS ANGELES -- A 28-year-old Fontana woman suffered an apparent heart attack and died Saturday morning while riding Goliath, Six Flags Magic Mountain's newest roller coaster, a park spokesman said.
Shortly after the park opened at 10 a.m., the woman and her cousin were strapped into an orange two-seat compartment and zoomed off on the popular steel coaster that reaches speeds up to 85 mph. Less than three minutes later, when the ride coasted to a stop, the victim was unconscious, authorities said.
Los Angeles County paramedics treated her for a heart attack, authorities said, and she was rushed to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
"It appears to be related to some kind of medical problem" said Los Angeles Sheriff's Deputy Richard Westin. "It is not related to a ride. It wasn't that she was thrown from a roller coaster or struck by something."
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