A 39-year-old died at a fair in North Rhine-Westphalia. The accident happened on the Pollhansmarkt in the town of Schloß Holte-Stukenbrock. The man fell from the “Fuzzy's Lachsaloon” attraction from a height of ten to twelve meters, said a spokeswoman for the Gütersloh police.
It was initially assumed that the victim, who came from Hanover, was a visitor. But it could also have been an employee; there are contradictory statements about this, the police said in the evening.
According to the operator, the “largest transportable funhouse in the world” consists of five floors on which visitors have to overcome various obstacles. At the end of the obstacle course there is a free fall tower about ten meters high, according to the police.
Pollhansmarkt continues - but with quieter music
According to the investigation, the 39-year-old entered the area of the tower and fell into the depths when stepping back. He died from his serious injuries on site. The police have ruled out a technical defect. According to initial criminal investigations, it was an accident, as they said. There were other people on the ride at the time of the fall. They were offered care, according to the police.
“Fuzzy’s Lachsaloon” is currently closed. The Pollhansmarkt will continue, but with quieter music. It should last until Monday. The fair always takes place for three days on the third weekend in October.