A child of three has died after falling from a roller coaster ride in front of his horrified parents.
The child, Jayson Dansby, had been enjoying the 'Python Pit' attraction at the Go Bananas Amusement Park in Illinois with his twin brother when he stood up and fell from the ride.
His parents were described by police as 'inconsolable'.
Chief police officer James Jobe told the Daily Mail: 'Details are still being worked out but it looks like the boy was in the front car with his brother and he managed to get free from the safety bar.
'He stood up but fell backward and landed in the join between the first car and the second car.
'Then he fell to the floor with serious head injuries. He was declared dead at the scene.'
Mr Jobe added the ride was a small, child-sized attraction, and not an adult roller coaster.
Neighbours at the family's Chicago home said Jayson and his twin as were 'very nice', friendly children.
The family have declined to comment on the accident.
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