Rye Playland to post warning signs on rides in light of tragedy
Westchester County authorities are reviewing their safety procedure and considering new warning signs in light of the tragedy at Rye Playland last week.
Jon Kely Cassara, a 7-year-old from Connecticut, died on Ye Old Mill, a boat-in-the-dark amusement ride at the park. Officials say no apparent mechanical failure was found on the ride and believe Cassara was not seated at the time of the incident. An autopsy ruled the boy died from a head trauma.
According to the park director, warning signs will be placed in front of Ye Old Mill and three other self-enclosed darkened rides. Flyers will also be distributed in the park indicating to parents that some rides may be too frightening for younger children. The director says they're still working on the wording for the signs.
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