A MUM collapsed and died seconds after stepping off a white-knuckle theme park ride.
Carla Knight, 42, suffered a cardiac arrest after riding Maelstrom at Drayton Manor Theme Park in Tamworth, Staffs.
The terrifying attraction ride takes thrill-seekers on a giant gyro-swing 22 metres up on a spinning gondola.
Mum-of-two Carla died at the scene despite the efforst of park staff and air ambulance paramedics.
Police closed the ride for several hours during investigations but they do not believe the death was suspicious.
Drayton Manor managing director Colin Bryan said: "A woman aged 42 was at the park enjoying a day out when sadly, having left the Maelstrom ride, she passed away after having a cardiac arrest.
"The on-site first aid team and all emergency services acted quickly as well as an off-duty doctor who assisted immediately.
"Our wishes and thoughts are with her family and friends at this devastating time."
Maelstrom is described by the park as ’stomach-churning’, while carrying a series of health warnings.
The Swiss-made ride is described as being: “A million-pound stomach-churning gyro-swing that makes you face outwards!
“This amazing thrill ride swings to a height of 22.5 metres and spins at the same time.”
It was opened in 2002 by pop group Hear’say.
info from online news The Sun