Man Kills Himself on Carnival Ride

He jumped in front of the Pharaoh's Fury
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 3, 2015 4:28 AM CDT
The Pharaoh's Fury.   (YouTube)

(Newser) – Horror at Ribfest: A man was killed by a carnival ride at the Naperville, Ill., festival yesterday and police say it looks like suicide, the Daily Herald reports. Witnesses tell NBC they saw the man in his 20s jump in front of the Pharaoh's Fury—a boat-shaped ride that had around 25 people on board—and he was hit several times as it swung back and forth, leaving a "gruesome" scene.

"It was not a ride malfunction and it doesn't look like it was accidental," a police spokesman tells the Herald. "It's a sad situation." Officials say most of the carnival, and the rest of Ribfest, remained open as normal. (A bullet train passenger in Japan picked a horrific suicide method earlier this week.)

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